- Spice Name: Auto-Withdraw Linkedin connection requests
- Results: Remove unaccepted invitations from your Linkedin profile to more relevant people to your connections
About Auto-Withdraw Linkedin connection requests
Linkedin is a pool of over 750 million users, active or not doesn’t matter. People have realized the power of Linkedin and decided to grow their network. In act of that, people started sending invitations blindly and forcing Linkedin to set restrictions on sending connection requests to other Linkedin users. This is to ensure that users get connection requests only from relevant users.
The reason why withdrawing invitations on Linkedin is important is, Linkedin will restrict your account from sending invitations if your connections requests are ignored too often or not addressed at all. You can add up to 30,000 connections and if you want to not invite trouble from Linkedin to fill those seats, you should cancel the connection requests that haven’t been accepted, ideally within two weeks. If you are that person who sends out too many connections requests, this spice is for you. Sure there’s officially a manual way to withdraw invitations but you can’t withdraw the invitations in bulk, and where’s the fun in that?
Note: Check out all the sent connection requests from your account here.
How to auto-withdraw invitations on Linkedin?
As input for this spice, you will either have to log in to Linkedin in the browser you’re using, or save the Linkedin session cookie as a variable and use that variable as input on the desktop app. This spice works on the Linkedin session cookies as a primary input. All other fields are optional, but you can further customize the output using the optional fields. Since you have authenticated this spice with your Linkedin session cookies, all (or any number of requests you specify) connection requests will be withdrawn automatically & in bulk.
Here are the steps to use this spice
- Create a free TexAu account here
- Enter Linkedin session cookie manually or simply use TexAu Chrome Extension
- Specify the number of connections requests you want to remove. Leave it blank if you want to cancel all the unaccepted connection requests.
Limitations & important points to note
Following limits imply to this spice using TexAu:
- There’s no limit to this spice. However, keep in mind your daily limit. You can find those details here. Depending on the number of connection requests you want to remove, the time taken to run the spice will vary.
Understanding the whole execution of this spice
Here we will see the steps of the execution & the inputs required for this spice.
The whole execution will play around these 4 input points & the total time to execute this will be around 1-2 minutes, depending on the number of unaccepted connections requests you have.
Here’s what each of the input points means:
- Li_AT: Linkedin uses this piece of information to ensure it’s really you who’s using the Linkedin profile.
- Connection requests to remove: Leave this blank if you want to remove all the unaccepted connection requests.
- Withdraw invitations: Clicking on this button will immediately start the execution.
- Schedule this spice: You can schedule running this spice if you have too big of a list to finish in one day. You can schedule the execution every day, specific days of the week or month. You can even schedule the execution multiple times a day.
How to withdraw Linkedin connection requests using TexAu?
Step 1: Create TexAu account & authenticate Linkedin Session cookie
Once your account is set up and you have completed the onboarding, visit the Spice page in the app. TexAu acts on your behalf on Linkedin to run this automation. TexAu is the safest automation platform on the web, it uses your Linkedin session cookie to authenticate as you to run this automation. We never ask for your login credentials. To make filling session cookies easier, you can use the TexAu Chrome extension. This process only requires 2 clicks.
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Refresh your automation page and click on the Get Cookie button. Make sure you’re logged in to your Linkedin account & the activated chrome extension will do the job.
In case if you are not using Google Chrome, check this guide on how to get cookies manually from your browser. We are working hard to bring our extension to all the major browsers very soon.
Step 2: Start execution or schedule the automation
Clicking on the Withdraw Invitations button will immediately start the execution. Based on the number of unaccepted pending connection requests, the execution time will vary.
Scheduling the automation will give you additional points to control the execution. You can choose specific days of the week or month, specific times daily. You can even set a specific start & end time of the execution.
The advantage of automating the whole process is that you don’t have to actively sit in front of your PC while TexAu does its job. But make sure you have a proxy if you choose to run the spice on our cloud servers.
Step 3: Download execution results to your local PC
Once you click on the Withdraw Invitations button the execution will begin and once the execution is complete, you will see the following message in the execution log.
Once you see, click on the ‘Result’ button where you can view your results & download the result as a CSV file as shown below.
Note: Alternatively you can download results from the Results menu on the left-hand navigation, just hover over the menu & click on Results as shown below:
That’s all you need to cancel unaccepted connection requests.
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