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LinkedIn Sync

What is LinkedIn Sync?

Dex can now seamlessly integrate with LinkedIn. After connecting your LinkedIn account:
  • ๐Ÿ”จLinkedIn Connections will be added to Dex, and kept-up-to-date. We'll automatically update your contacts' title, picture, and more continually.
  • ๐Ÿ“ง We'll send you notifications when your LinkedIn Connections' titles change. When your connections start a new job it's the perfect opportunity to reach out.
When integrating with LinkedIn, we pull in all first-degree connections.
Getting started by visiting the Sync and Integrations page and check out our <2 minute video guide below

LinkedIn Sync [Video Guide]

How to setup LinkedIn Sync

  1. 1.
    โ€‹Sign up for Dex & get your account setup
  2. 2.
    In the top corner, click the '+' button, then click 'Import Contacts'
  3. 3.
    Click the row that says 'LinkedIn'
You will need to use your LinkedIn credentials to set up LinkedIn sync. Dex does not store or log your password.

Title Change Notifications

After setting up LinkedIn, you'll be able to see title changes on the main Today page. These look like this:
  • By default, you'll receive emails about title changes, which you can turn off with notification settings.
  • Title changes are shown in the 'Today' feed from most recent to least recent.
  • If contact is archived, you generally won't get title change notifications for them.

[Alternative] Importing LinkedIn Connections with .CSV files

If for any reason you'd prefer not to establish a regular LinkedIn sync, you can also import a one-time selection from LinkedIn. This import is more limited due to restrictions on LinkedIn, and you can start by:
  1. 1.
    Open up your LinkedIn Settings here: https://www.linkedin.com/mypreferences/d/download-my-dataโ€‹
  2. 2.
    Click 'Get a Copy of your data' and check 'Connections' here:
After submitting your request, you should receive a download link to a .zip file with your LinkedIn connections. After downloading, extract the file and locate Connections.csv.

Troubleshooting

  • If you log in to your LinkedIn account through Dex and it just keeps looping when inputting the auth pin, you can fix this by disabling the 2FA of your LinkedIn account.
  • Deleted contacts from LinkedIn Sync will get recreated with Dex's ongoing sync. You can stop this by archiving the contact.
  • If LinkedIn Sync hasn't been completed for more than a couple of days, try disconnecting and reconnecting it through the Sync page.
  • LinkedIn Sync has a limit of 4,000 contacts you can sync. These 4,000 contacts will be taken from the most recent connections. The ongoing sync allows new connections to sync with Dex every 3-5 days.
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What is LinkedIn Sync?
LinkedIn Sync [Video Guide]
How to setup LinkedIn Sync
Title Change Notifications
[Alternative] Importing LinkedIn Connections with .CSV files
Troubleshooting