LinkedIn Limits - How many Message and Invites can you send per day?

LinkedIn Limits - How many Message and Invites can you send per day?

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Hey, there, LinkedIn pros! 

Remember when you could send a ton of connection requests and message people left and right? Yeah, those were the days. But now, LinkedIn has thrown us a curveball by introducing a weekly connection request limit.

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It's a real bummer for those of us who rely on LinkedIn for lead generation because, let's face it, numbers are everything in sales.

But don't worry, we've got your back! We know you're probably wondering if there's a way to bypass LinkedIn limits without getting banned. The answer is yes! And we're here to share all of our insider tips and tricks on how to do it.

We've spent years testing and perfecting methods to safely bypass LinkedIn limits while remaining in line with their policies. 

And we're not just talking about connection requests, we'll also give you the scoop on message limits and other opportunities LinkedIn has to offer.

So, don't let those pesky LinkedIn limits hold you back from reaching your sales goals. Stick with us, as we’re about to:

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Is there a LinkedIn message limit? 

Since many people seem unsure whether there is a LinkedIn message limit in addition to the connection request limit or not, let’s set this straight once and for all.

The simple answer is: NO!

There is no strict LinkedIn message limit to 1st-degree connections, which means you can send as many direct messages as you like (but we don’t recommend sending more than 50-100 a day)

When it comes to people you aren’t connected with, you can’t message them directly the same way as you do your connections, but there are a few ways of reaching them as well, which include:

  1. Sending InMail  that use credits if you have a Premium, Sales Navigator, or Recruiter profile;
  2. Sending free InMail to Open Profiles who’ve enabled that feature;
  3. Sending message requests to fellow group members and event attendees.

There was a cap on the daily number of messages you could send to group members for a brief period, but LinkedIn revoked it shortly after.

However, just because there isn’t an actual LinkedIn limit in place doesn’t mean you should send thousands of generic messages to anyone you come across. Such messages have a zero response rate and often get flagged as spam.

As a result, it would only be a matter of time before you’d suffer restrictions from LinkedIn, including a temporary or even a permanent ban.

Of course, there are ways of ensuring that your prospects welcome and respond to your messages, and we’ll include tips on how to accomplish that at the end.

So, to wrap this up – there are officially no daily or weekly limits on messages you can send out as long as people don’t come to think of you as a pushy salesperson and decide to ignore, block, or report you.

Of course, sending more messages in a day than is humanly possible would also get LinkedIn suspecting there’s something fishy going on, so try to always keep those numbers in a reasonable range.

Well, then…

How Many Messages Can You Send on LinkedIn?

Wondering “How many LinkedIn messages can I send a day?”

Sending no more than 50 to 100 messages a day would probably be the safest thing to do, especially if you don’t have that many connections yet.

However, what’s really amazing about there being no LinkedIn message limits is that you can actually use messages – but not generic, spammy ones – as one of the methods of bypassing the weekly connection limit, which we will explain in depth soon.

Now that we know how things go with LinkedIn messages, let’s delve deep into the question that’s been bugging us all – the methods of effectively working around LinkedIn connection request limit.

How to bypass LinkedIn limits 

#1 Sending free InMail

Hey, you know what's better than a regular old email? InMails. 

If you're lucky enough to have a Premium, Sales Navigator, or Recruiter profile, then you're in for a treat. These InMails are like the caviar of the email world, let me tell you why:

The downside is that your subscription plan will get you a miserably small number of InMail messages you can send per month.

However, if a user has an Open Profile, meaning they’re a Premium user who’s enabled that feature, you can send a free InMail to them.

The concept of free InMail means that the message you send to an Open Profile won’t count as one of the credited InMail you get in your subscription plan.

You’ll recognize premium users by the golden badge next to their name, like in the image below.

Search result of premium account.

This means that you can send as many InMails as you like to Open Profile users despite them not being your 1st-grade connections.

That in itself is an excellent way of bypassing LinkedIn connection limits since you don’t have to first connect with these users to be able to message them.

Salesrobot offers options for targeting Open Profile users and sending personalized messages to them, so you can both find them and strike a chat with them in just one move.

That way, you won’t be wasting time manually checking if a lead has an Open Profile or not.

To do this, simply toggle the Send as InMail instead of a connection request if it’s a free option.

Toggle feature to send as InMail.

Salesrobot will now automatically send a free InMail instead of a connection request whenever it comes across an Open Profile among your leads list. That way, it both bypasses LinkedIn limits and saves your InMail credit.

You have complete control over the messages it sends. You can write from scratch or use some of our proven ready-made templates

Create a sequence of message.

Just like with sending connection requests using email, you can also randomize the number of InMails sent daily, but that’s not all: there’s even an option for gradually increasing the number of InMails you send per day.

That means that as your network gets bigger, you’ll be able to send out more and more email invites without causing suspicion. 

#2 Sending message requests to fellow group members and event attendees

Another cool feature LinkedIn has that many users seem to overlook is that you can send messages to members of groups you’re in and users who attend the same events as you, even when you’re not connected with them.

Imagine all the potential leads you could reach out to without having to deal with the tedious task of connecting first. 

All you have to do is scroll through your groups or events, find users who might be a good fit, and send them a message

Group message option on LinkedIn.

There are ways to target fellow group members in just a few clicks by using Salesrobot.

When creating a campaign just toggle Send messages from groups, and that’s it – 

Salesrobot feature to send messages from groups.

Salesrobot will automatically send a hyper-personalized message to each member of the group.

This way, you can send more than 200 messages to group members in just one day, which amounts to a staggering 1400 leads you can reach out to in a single week. Although this depends on the maturity of your LinkedIn account.

If you’re reaching out to too many people via LinkedIn groups, LinkedIn can limit the number of reach outs to only 20 per day

#3 Sending messages via the “Services” search

We can no longer send connection invitations via email addresses. 😭

However, there’s always the "Services" tab filter to help us target better. 

To use this, all you need to do is 

  1. Go to LinkedIn and search for people.
  2. Then click “All filters”.
  3. Once you do that, you’ll notice a pop-up on the right side of your screen. 
  4. Scroll down to look for the "Services category." 
Options for choosing services on LinkedIn.
  1. Within this category, you can target specific services such as "Operations", "Marketing" and more.
  2. Once you’re done selecting the services you’d like to target, click “Show results”.
  3. After that just click on “People” and select Services.
Drop down to under people tab.

And there you go! 

Now you'll be able to message users within that service category who have opted to keep their profiles open.

This needs to be done manually, but hey, at least your message is reaching the right people.

Option to messages targeted people.

Bonus tips: Make the Most of LinkedIn’s Hidden Features

Now that you’ve found out all there is to know about these deliciously easy ways of bypassing LinkedIn limits, we bet you’re eager to try them all out.

Alright, so you might be thinking, 'Hey, sending a ton of email invites, InMail messages, and messages to group members sounds like a surefire way to boost my sales on LinkedIn!'

But hold up, my friend. Let me tell you, no one wants to waste their time reading generic, overly pushy messages. So, if you go down that route, you might just be shooting yourself in the foot.

In fact, you might even get banned from LinkedIn if enough users report or block you. But don't worry, there are ways to make sure your messages are well received and that people accept your connection requests without thinking twice.

So, sit tight and pay attention, because we're about to reveal some extra tips on how to make the most of all of LinkedIn's hidden features. Let's dive in, shall we?

Tip #1: Optimize your LinkedIn profile

Alright folks, let's be real here. Would you accept a connection request or message from someone whose LinkedIn profile looks like it was created by a teenager on a sugar rush? I didn't think so.

Imagine if your LinkedIn profile is filled with pictures that belong on Instagram and a summary that would be more at home on Tinder, do you really think people will be lining up to connect with you or even listen to what you have to offer?

But don't worry, it's not all bad news. Just by having a professional-looking LinkedIn profile, you're already halfway there. 

Look at it this way.

A good LinkedIn profile is like a fancy outfit, it's all about the details.

👉 First off, you need a professional-looking profile picture, otherwise, it's like showing up to a fancy party in your pajamas. 

👉 Next, a customized background image that showcases your expertise, you know, so people know you're the real deal. 

👉 Then, you gotta keep your information up-to-date, like your current job, position, and company, you don't want people to think you're still working at that hotdog stand from college. 

👉Lastly, an engaging 'About' section, because let's be real, who doesn't love a good story?

Need some more tips?

No problem!

Here’s a quick video with a free checklist to help you through it.

Tip #2: Send highly-personalized messages

No one likes feeling like they're getting sold to, especially in a B2B environment where business professionals can be a tough crowd to impress.

That's why it's crucial to avoid sending those generic, cookie-cutter messages that get lost in the sea of inboxes. 

Instead, you should craft a message specifically for one lead, tailored to their interests and needs based on their LinkedIn profile. 

And trust me, adding a personalized note to your connection requests increases your chances of getting accepted

But let's be real, scrolling through hundreds of profiles, collecting data, and writing personalized messages can be time-consuming and tedious.

That's where Salesrobot comes in, it's like your own personal assistant for lead generation.

Salesrobot’s latest generation AI can find the things that stand out the most from a particular profile, such as:

  • Experience with volunteering;
  • Remarkable work experience;
  • Top recommendations;
  • Mutual connections.

Salesrobot will then draft a hyper-personalized message based on the data it collected, ensuring that your leads feel like they’re talking to an actual person rather than software.

A hyper-personalized picture message sent to a client.

Here's a little-known fact about Salesrobot - not only does it give you fully customizable templates, but it also has the power to predict the likelihood of getting a response from your message.

And just to show you it's not all smoke and mirrors, here's an example of a connection request that was accepted thanks to Salesrobot and the conversation that followed.

A positive reply from a Salesrobot client.

Tip #3: Warm up your leads

Another way of increasing the chances that your messages and connection requests get a high response rate is to warm your leads up.

That means you ought to show some interest in their profile, their activity on LinkedIn, and the content they create, share, and engage with.

So, instead of just sending a connection request out of the blue or pitching them an offer via InMail, you could create a sequence of activities that would include things like:

  • Viewing their profile;
  • Following them;
  • Liking and commenting on their posts;
  • Endorsing skills, and so on.

By doing that, you’ll show genuine interest in that person, which will surely soften even the hardest of nuts.

However, checking every profile would take a lot of time and effort. 

But don’t worry there’s an easier way out!

So here’s what you can do instead.

Head over to Salesrobot

Click on Create a Campaign

Create a campaign on Salesrobot.

Click I’m an advanced user

Select I am an advanced user.

Give your campaign a name

Click Add from Sales Nav Search to import profiles in bulk

Button showing Sales Nav search.

Now copy and paste your Sales Nav search URL

With me so far? Awesome!

Now select Save and then Configure Setting

When you’re on the Configure settings page, select your preferences and then click Save and Continue

Option to turn Safe Mode on Salesrobot.

Now when you’re creating a sequence pick From Scratch

Option to start form scratch.

After that, you need to click Advanced Steps and add steps like "view profile", "follow", and "like and comment" to warm up your lead before you actually connect.

A gif showing how to add extra steps before connecting.

Tip #4: Don’t go too fast

LinkedIn can – and will – restrict you if you send large volumes of messages and requests over a suspiciously short amount of time or if most of your requests remain pending or end up being declined.

Such activity inevitably marks you as a potential spammer or implies that you’ve gone against LinkedIn Terms & Policies, and the platform does not look too favorably upon such behavior.

That’s why it’s best to take things slow, even when you have Salesrobot by your side to send hundreds of messages and requests.

Having the number of your daily LinkedIn activities in mind at all times can be tiring, though, especially when you’re growing your network. 

That’s why Salesrobot has an option for easily setting limits and randomizing LinkedIn activities, such as:

  • Viewing profiles;
  • Following profiles;
  • Sending email and InMail requests;
  • Sending connection requests;
  • Endorsing skills;
  • Liking and commenting on posts;
  • Sending messages to group members;
  • Sending follow-up messages.

In addition, you can also gradually increase the number of both regular connection requests and InMails that you send over some time.

Furthermore, if you’re worried about accidentally crossing LinkedIn limits there is a Safe mode feature inside Salesrobot that ensures that you always stay within the recommended range.

Conclusion: Bypassing LinkedIn Limits Safely

Since we simply couldn’t have allowed a platform to outsmart us that easily, we’ve discovered 3 methods of safely bypassing LinkedIn limits by:

  1. Free InMail that you can send out to Open Profiles;
  2. Bulk message fellow group members and event attendees.
  3. Direct message via LinkedIn “Services” tab

In addition, always have in mind the ultimate golden rule when it comes to LinkedIn outreach: Do not go too big too fast

So, don’t be afraid to:

  • Take things slow;
  • Gradually increase your activity as you grow your network;
  • Always warm up your leads first and engage in chats that seem personal and friendly.

When you put these methods together, you’ve pretty much got the magic formula you need to level up your outreach without worrying about getting your profile banned on LinkedIn.

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