LinkedIn Limits: How Many Connection Requests & Messages?

Updated March 2024

LinkedIn limits the number of connection requests and messages that you can send.

They do this to prevent people from abusing their platform.

In this article, I will tell you how many connection requests and messages you can send on LinkedIn.

I’ll also show you how to bypass these limits.

I will cover the following:

- How many connection requests can you send on LinkedIn?
- How many messages can you send on LinkedIn?
- How to bypass LinkedIn’s connection and message limits
- Final thoughts

How many connection requests can you send on LinkedIn?

You can send about 100 connection requests per week on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn doesn’t have a daily limit, but instead a weekly limit.

For example, if you send 70 connection requests in one day, then you will only be able to send 30 connection requests for the rest of the week.

screenshot showing a connection request note in LinkedIn

LinkedIn doesn’t state publicly how many connection requests you can send before being limited, however, anyone who has done a high volume of requests knows that the limit is about 100 per week.

Additionally, if a high percentage of your connection requests are ignored by your prospects, then LinkedIn will temporarily restrict your account.

How many messages can you send on LinkedIn?

If you are using a Basic (free) LinkedIn account, then you cannot send messages to people without first being connected to them.

LinkedIn doesn’t publicly state how many messages you can send per week to your connections. However, most people agree that it’s best to limit your LinkedIn messages to 100 per week to be safe; if you send more than this, then you risk having your account restricted.

To clarify, this is the recommended limit for messaging existing connections.

The only way to send messages to people on LinkedIn who you aren’t already connected with is by upgrading to a paid account.

If you upgrade to a paid LinkedIn Sales Navigator account, then you can send 50 “InMail” messages per month to other LinkedIn users who you aren’t connected with.

screenshot showing LinkedIn Sales Navigator InMail dashboard

If you upgrade to a paid LinkedIn Premium account, then you can send 15 “InMail” messages per month to other LinkedIn users who you aren’t connected with.

I discuss InMail limits more in my article Can You Message Someone On LinkedIn Without Premium?

You can also check out this page from LinkedIn where they show InMail limits by account type.

How to bypass LinkedIn’s connection and message limits

Fortunately, there is a way to get around these limits.

The secret is to send cold emails directly to people that you find on LinkedIn, as opposed to messaging them through LinkedIn.

You may be wondering how this is possible, since LinkedIn doesn’t give you the email addresses of their users.

This is where Emailchaser’s LinkedIn Email Finder can help.

Using our LinkedIn Email Finder extension, you can export your searches from LinkedIn Sales Navigator as a .csv file, with the email address of each lead included.

screenshot showing Emailchaser's LinkedIn Email Finder extension

Emailchaser’s LinkedIn Email Finder uses a proprietary email finding software to take publicly available information (such as name and website) to verify what the correct email address is for each lead, even when the emails are not publicly available.

You can then use a specialized cold email software (like Emailchaser) to send cold emails to these leads. Using this method, you can email as many people as you want, without having limits placed on you by LinkedIn.

You can learn how to do this in my article How To Export Leads From LinkedIn Sales Navigator.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a limit to the number of connections on LinkedIn?

LinkedIn doesn’t publicly state how many connection requests you can send per day. However, most people recommend that you send no more than 100 connection requests per week to avoid having your LinkedIn account restricted.

How many LinkedIn InMails can you send per day?

You can only send InMail messages with a paid LinkedIn account. LinkedIn Sales Navigator allows you to send 50 InMail messages per month.

Final thoughts

LinkedIn doesn’t publicly state how many connection requests and messages you can send.

However, most people recommend that you don’t send more than 100 connection requests and 100 messages per week.

If you send more than this, you risk having your LinkedIn account restricted.

As stated previously, the best way to bypass these limits is by emailing people directly with the help of Emailchaser’s LinkedIn Email Finder.

Finally, if you want to learn how you can increase your cold email response rate by adding a note to your LinkedIn connection requests, then check out my article Should You Add A Note When Connecting On LinkedIn?

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George Wauchope

Founder of Emailchaser.

I have been working in the sales & marketing industry for nearly a decade.

When I’m not working on my business, I enjoy eating sushi & doing jiu-jitsu.

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