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“I am interested in your background and”

“would like to connect with you on LinkedIn.”

Look familiar? I think we have all been victims of the “press enter to send” function on our LinkedIn messaging. It’s very common and since we are used to hitting that enter button to move to the next line, it can add some confusion to our messaging habits within LinkedIn. In most cases, the sender does not even realize that they are sending their message in chunks. The good news is that this is preventable!

  1. Go to your messages. Start to compose a message by typing in the recipient’s name at the top. If you look to the bottom right of your screen, you will see three horizontal dots. Click on those.

2. Once you click on those dots, a separate box will pop up. LinkedIn gives you two options. The first option is “Press Enter to send” and the second is “Click Send.” Choose “Click Send” in order to disable the enter to send functionality. This way you are in control of when you want your message to be sent.

3. Once you have your messaging settings all ready, feel free to test it out! With the “Click Send” button you will simply compose your message and click send when you’re ready to send it.


A simple, yet important fix for all your messaging purposes! Happy Messaging!