Experiencing issues with your LinkedIn feed not loading or saving changes you make to it? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many users have reported LinkedIn feed problems like content not loading, fails to refresh, or changes not saving.
A glitchy LinkedIn feed can be incredibly frustrating. After all, the feed is a core part of the LinkedIn experience – it’s how you stay up-to-date with industry news, see posts from your connections, and more. When your feed starts acting up, it essentially cuts you off from the LinkedIn community.
Fortunately, there are a number of troubleshooting steps you can take to get your misbehaving LinkedIn feed back on track. In this post, we’ll walk you through the top fixes for a LinkedIn feed not working or saving changes.
Why Is My LinkedIn Feed Not Working or Saving Changes?
Before we dig into solutions, let’s first understand why your LinkedIn feed may stop working properly in the first place. Here are some of the common culprits:
Internet Connectivity Issues
Like any web-based platform, LinkedIn requires a stable internet connection to work. If your internet is slow, experiencing latency issues or gets disconnected, your LinkedIn feed can fail to load or update.
As a website with millions of users, LinkedIn servers do face technical issues or routine maintenance from time to time. These can temporarily knock LinkedIn offline or cause feeds not to load properly during the outage window.
App or Browser Problems
Glitches with the LinkedIn mobile app or web browser you use to access LinkedIn can also manifest as feed issues. Things like outdated apps, corrupt browser caches, etc. could be at play.
Account Privacy Settings
If your LinkedIn privacy settings are locked down too tight, even you may not be able to view parts of your own feed. So if feed items aren’t showing, your account settings could be the culprit.
Other Software Conflicts
Other background apps on your device like VPNs, ad blockers, etc can sometimes interfere with LinkedIn and cause feed errors. Anti-virus programs may also block parts of the feed.
How to Fix LinkedIn Feed Not Working or Saving Changes
Now that you know what may cause LinkedIn feed problems, let’s go over some troubleshooting tips to get your feed back up and running properly again:
1. Check Your Internet Connection
Since LinkedIn is an internet-based platform, the very first thing to check is that your internet connection is strong and stable enough to support loading the LinkedIn feed.
Run a speed test using a website like Fast.com or Speedtest.net to check your connectivity.
Ensure download and upload speeds are at least 5-10 Mbps for smooth LinkedIn usage. Also try moving closer to the WiFi router if you’re on wireless internet or connect via ethernet instead.
Restarting the router and modem can also help resolve temporary connection drops that could be preventing the LinkedIn feed from loading.
2. Check for LinkedIn Server Issues
Before you waste time troubleshooting your device or account settings, check if the issue is actually on LinkedIn’s end.
Look up sites like Downdetector.com to see if other LinkedIn users are reporting problems as well. If there is indeed a widespread outage, usually the best solution is to just wait it out until LinkedIn engineers fix it.
Monitoring LinkedIn’s status page directly is another good option. Major service impacts will usually be reported here first.
3. Restart the LinkedIn App or Browser
If internet connectivity checks out okay, the next troubleshooting step is to restart the LinkedIn app or browser – whichever platform you use to access LinkedIn.
For mobile apps, open the full list recent apps and swipe the LinkedIn app away to forcibly close it. Then relaunch LinkedIn again to reconnect from scratch.
On the desktop, close the entire browser fully, wait a few seconds and restart. This clears temporary glitches that may be interfering with the feed.
4. Log Out and Log Back Into LinkedIn
Sometimes refreshing the authentication token between your account and LinkedIn fixes random problems like feed glitches.
On mobile, go to your profile icon → Settings → Account → Sign out.
Wait about a minute then sign back in with your username and password.
On desktop, again go to your profile → Settings → Account → Sign Out and log back in after a short break. This often resolves account conflicts that act up as feed issues.
5. Clear Cache and App Data
Over time, residual junk files and outdated data can accumulate inside apps and slow things down. For stubborn feed problems that persist, clearing these out often helps.
To clear LinkedIn cache on Android:
- Open the Settings app on your Android device.
- Scroll down and tap on Apps or Application Manager.
- Find the LinkedIn app and tap on it.
- Tap on Storage or Storage & Cache.
- Tap on Clear Cache and then tap OK to confirm.
To clear LinkedIn cache on iOS (iPhone or iPad):
- Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
- Scroll down and tap on General.
- Tap on iPhone Storage or iPad Storage.
- Find the LinkedIn app and tap on it.
- Tap on Offload App. This will remove the app data from your device, but it will still be available for redownloading from the App Store.
- To reinstall the app data, tap on Reinstall.
For desktop browsers, clear history/cache from settings. In Chrome for example, go to → Settings → Privacy & Security → Clear Browsing Data and tick relevant boxes.
6. Update the LinkedIn Mobile App
LinkedIn releases periodic bug fix and performance updates for their mobile app. However the updates are not always auto-installed or notified well.
To update LinkedIn on Android:
- Open the Google Play Store app on your Android device.
- Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen.
- Tap on Manage apps & device.
- Tap on Updates available.
- If a newer version of the LinkedIn app is available, tap on Update next to the LinkedIn app.
To update LinkedIn on iOS:
- Open the App Store app on your iOS device.
- Tap on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen.
- Scroll down and tap on Updates.
- If a newer version of the LinkedIn app is available, tap on the Update button next to the LinkedIn app.
Updating also gets you the latest features, so keeping apps updated is good practice in general too.
7. Try Accessing From a Different Device
To isolate whether the problematic feed is being caused by issues with your smartphone specifically, attempt accessing LinkedIn from another device entirely.
For example, if normally on mobile – try from a desktop browser instead. If no feed problems on the secondary device, the issue seems to lie with your primary phone/tablet and app reconfiguration is needed.
Having confirmed device-specific feed issues, you can better focus troubleshooting efforts like reinstalling the app, freeing storage space or factory resetting even.
8. Switch Browsers If Using Web LinkedIn
Similarly, for users facing LinkedIn feed difficulties while browsing on desktop, switching browsers may provide insight into device vs browser fault.
Try loading the LinkedIn feed in an alternate web browser like Firefox or Safari instead of Chrome. If feed works fine in newly tested browser, clear cache/reinstall existing browser to fix its specific conflicts with LinkedIn website integration.
9. Reinstall the LinkedIn Mobile App
As a sort of last resort for stubborn, unresolved LinkedIn app feed problems – fully uninstall and freshly install the app from scratch to reset all configurations.
Backup any data needed beforehand. Then go to device Settings → Apps → LinkedIn → Uninstall. Wait a few minutes, open app store and search for LinkedIn app again to do a clean install. Then sign in to check if feed works properly in the cleanly set up app state.
10. Review LinkedIn Privacy Settings
Some users accidentally toggle privacy options that can even restrict visibility of their own LinkedIn feed content. Check by going to profile → Settings → Privacy.
Under “How others see your LinkedIn activity”, enable “You’re sharing when you’re active or what you’re working on.” Also check post visibility selector “Select who can see your activity and connections.” is not set too restrictive.
11. Temporarily Disable Browser Extensions and Other Programs
Other active browser add-ons like VPNs, ad blockers or anti-virus suites running concurrently with LinkedIn site access can in some cases interfere with page loading. As a diagnostic test, try temporarily pausing these.
In Chrome, go to → Customize & Control → Extensions to view currently running extensions and toggle them off. Also uninstall programs like antivirus suites from Windows Control Panel during your LinkedIn troubleshooting session.
After testing, remember to re-enable security extensions for protection though. Only narrow down and permanently disable if problem resolves after disabling a specific extension/program.
12. Check Available Device Storage Space
Though rarely an issue these days with large onboard storage, using LinkedIn on older phones with nearly full internal memory can manifest as slowness or feed failure.
Double check ample free space exists on your smartphone. 10-15% should be available on internal phone/tablet storage for lag-free performance.
Transfer media files like photos & videos onto cloud backup drives to free up capacity. Also uninstall unused apps and games you no longer need to reclaim valuable internal real estate.
13. Confirm App Permissions
Modern mobile operating systems restrict what device data and features apps can access – like contacts list, camera, location, etc – unless explicitly allowed.
Occasionally, users accidentally change these approvals or LinkedIn rolls out an update needing new access permissions. When this happens, key LinkedIn features like feed can fail.
On mobile, check app Settings for a Permissions section (varies by OS). Make sure LinkedIn app status allows access to essential OS functions like Storage, Contacts, Location, etc. Toggle permissions off and on again if unsure. This prompts you to reapprove access.
14. Contact LinkedIn Customer Service
If you’ve tried every standard troubleshooting step suggested above
without resolving your LinkedIn feed issues, it may be time to involve LinkedIn customer support for assistance.
To submit a request for technical help:
- Visit LinkedIn’s Help Center in your web browser while logged into your account.
- Click “Get help from us” on the top right of page.
- Select the issue category closest matching your feed problem from list. General Tech Support is a common starting point.
- On form, fill in all details like Name, Email, Country accurately.
- In the “Your Question” field, clearly describe the LinkedIn feed error you face. Give specifics like:
- Mobile device & OS if app issue
- Desktop browser if web issue
- Frequency & reproducibility of error
- Other key troubleshooting tests attempted
- Attach screenshots of the non-working feed for clarity if possible.
- Check consents and submit the customer support ticket.
A LinkedIn rep should respond in 1-2 business days. Provide any extra information requested to help resolve your feed headaches for good.
Having a LinkedIn feed issue can certainly be aggravating and limit your access to the platform’s communication capabilities. But in most cases, the problem can be pinpointed through methodical troubleshooting and corrected.
Start with simpler steps like restarts and connectivity tests before working up to reinstalls or customer care escalation. Take notes on symptom specifics as well as which attempted fixes help or not. This information aids in narrowing down the culprit.
Hopefully the feed troubleshooting checklist provided above helps you revive your LinkedIn feed performance. We welcome feedback on any other techniques our readers have found useful for resolving LinkedIn feed errors too! Just leave a comment below.