UPDATE 1/1/19 !!!:  Apparently LinkedIn changed their user interface and my post below is obselete.  I am actively searching for a new solution for deleting all messages in a LinkedIn inbox.  Please email me at [email protected] if you have this solution and I’ll update this blog post.  Thanks!

I came across a great trick to solve a problem I had today.

I have thousands of LinkedIn connections and periodically my inbox gets over-full. However, there doesn’t seem to be an easy way to clear your inbox with LinkedIn.

So I turn to Google!

In this great post How to Delete Multiple LinkedIn Messages [LinkedIn Hack], Peter Abilla explains a great trick using Google Chrome’s Inspect tool to quickly clear your inbox!

I tried it and it worked great.

Here are the steps…

1. Go to your LinkedIn inbox (you must use Google Chrome for this hack)

2. Right-click (or double-tap if you are on a Mac) and select INSPECT

3. Click on the CONSOLE tab in Chrome Inspect

4. Copy and paste the following code into the console’s command line and press return

[code]$('.action.delete-action').each(function(){this.click();var found = "";while(found == ""){var found = $('.yes-btn');found.click();}});[/code]

You may have to do this several times to totally clear your inbox due to the fact that you might have more than one page of messages.

I hope you found this post valuable in taking the pain out of clearing your LinkedIn inbox!