Uploading LinkedIn Connections to Connect The Dots

This article will cover the uploading process, sharing settings, and best practices for making use of LinkedIn connections on Connect The Dots.

Why upload your LinkedIn connections?

Uploading LinkedIn connections to Connect The Dots unlocks two powerful benefits:

A bigger, richer professional network. 

Connect The Dots maps your network based on email—but you probably have a lot of relationships in email accounts you can’t access anymore. Uploading LinkedIn connections solves that problem and makes your professional network feel much more complete.

Get more value from your LinkedIn connections. 

Connect The Dots will cross-reference your email data and enrich your LinkedIn connections with a relationship score, email history, contact information, mutual contacts, and more, depending on what we find. You can also adjust relationship scores yourself, so when a friend or coworker asks for insight they’ll see who you really know and who’s a LinkedIn stranger.

How it works

The process to upload your Linked connections is simple.

  • Open the Connect The Dots web app and navigate to the People tab, then click the LinkedIn sub-tab
  • Click the button to get started
  • Follow the instructions to download your LinkedIn data
  • LinkedIn will email you your data. Once you have it, return to the LinkedIn tab and drop it in and click Submit. We’ll email you when your data is imported.

To see your LinkedIn connections, open the People tab.

  • If the LinkedIn icon is shaded blue, it means that particular contact is also a LinkedIn connection. This can help you see if you have any strong relationships where you’re not connected on LinkedIn.
  • Open the LinkedIn subtab to see a list of all your LinkedIn connections

Connect The Dots will cross-reference your email data and enrich your LinkedIn connections with a relationship score, email history, contact information, mutual contacts, and more, depending on what we find.

To capture the full value of your LinkedIn connections, set relationship scores

Because people who don’t know each other are often connected on LinkedIn, Connect The Dots will automatically score all LinkedIn connections “unknown,” unless we find that a LinkedIn connection is already in your contacts. In that case, the relationship score won’t be affected.

Because Connect The Dots doesn’t share unknown relationships, any Linkedin connections labeled unknown won’t be visible to any other user on the platform. 


That’s one reason why it’s important to manually score relationships for your LinkedIn connections, which you can easily do from the LinkedIn sub-tab in People. Another reason is that you’ll end up with a complete, organized list of everyone you know. When you update the relationship strengths for LinkedIn connections, Connect The Dots will be able to find more connectors and surface more potential contacts for you. You’ll also be a much more valuable connector for your friends and colleagues on the platform.

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