How do I turn off LinkedIn Collaborative Articles notifications?

Since they started appearing in users’ feeds, LinkedIn Collaborative Articles have been divisive – especially among the #LITranslators community. In recent weeks and months I have seen increasing posts about how to remove them.

The main complaint is that not only are they written by AI and spewed out seemingly unchecked. However, by contributing you feed LinkedIn new training material. In the Technical Translation section, they are held in particularly low regard. They encapsulate the industry vs professional issue besetting translation. Furthermore, they assist the industry rather than professionals in an industry with a very high percentage of freelancers. At year-end 2023, the issue of who was “in the lead” was particularly prevalent.

I’ll look at the issue with LinkedIn Collaborative Articles in a separate blogpost.

How do I stop the deluge of notifications?

There is a simple way to do so, which I explain in a non-drawn out and clickbaity way.

From your desktop/laptop computer:

  1. In your browser go to the URL: https://www.linkedin.com/mypreferences/d/notification-subcategories/collaborative-articles
  2. Set each of in-app notifications, push notifications and e-mail to “Off”.
LinkedIn Collaborative Articles settings: Screenshot of settings, showing that in-app notifications and push notifications are enabled.
Screenshot of settings, showing enabled in-app notifications and push notifications.

From the LinkedIn app:

  1. Select your profile picture to bring up a menu.
  2. Choose Settings (bottom left of the screen next to the “cog” icon).
  3. Choose Notifications (next to a “bell” icon).
  4. Choose Posting and commenting.
  5. Choose Collaborative articles.
  6. Set each of in-app notifications, push notifications and e-mail to “Off”.
Screenshot from Android LinkedIn app, showing that in-app notifications and push notifications are enabled.

Screenshot of settings, showing enabled in-app notifications and push notifications.
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