LinkedIn: now see who viewed your profile

I have to say, I was surprised by this. Today when I logged into the new LinkedIn (funny, I didn’t see any news on this) I noticed that there was a prominent area to click and see who has looked at my profile. I have used this feature in the past, and it simply showed you “anonymous” viewing data, like “Group Program Manager from Microsoft” viewed your profile. I never got to see who was the actual viewer.


Upon clicking the link today, I was asked to make my name, photo and title viewable to other people on Profile Stats in order to see any profile stats for my profile.


When you click on the profile view settings you get this screen which goes into more detail.


I find this all very fascinating. LinkedIn is pushing the envelope on privacy here (and getting consent).

I wonder how far off Facebook is from shipping this.