Understanding LinkedIn's API Terms of Use: A Cautionary Tale

syndu | Sept. 25, 2023, 1:43 p.m.

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Using LinkedIn's API for Interactions

While it's technically possible to interact with LinkedIn posts using their API, automating actions like auto-liking all posts in your feed is generally against LinkedIn's API Terms of Use.

LinkedIn's API is intended for integrations that enhance the user experience and bring value to their members. Using it to automate actions like liking posts could be seen as spammy behavior and could potentially result in your API access being revoked or your account being suspended.

It's important to always use APIs in accordance with the platform's terms of service and guidelines. Misuse can lead to consequences such as losing access to the API, having your app's permissions reduced, or in severe cases, legal action.

If you're considering developing an app that interacts with LinkedIn's API, I recommend thoroughly reading and understanding their API Terms of Use and Developer Program Agreement.

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