LinkedIn and Hunter share a common goal to help professionals to connect and create opportunities. In July 2015, we were very excited to bring the power of Hunter to LinkedIn with the Chrome extension. Unfortunately, LinkedIn doesn’t want our extension to interact with their products, and they asked us to remove it.

Today, we’ve reached an agreement with LinkedIn and we’ll be shutting down our integration on linkedin.com.

Hunter browser popup on LinkedIn pages

What are the immediate changes?

  • Today, we are removing all the features in the extension working with LinkedIn. This includes the possibility to find email addresses and save leads from both profile pages and search pages on LinkedIn.
  • On Thursday 31st August 2017, all the leads initially saved from LinkedIn will be deleted. Reminders will be sent to all the users concerned.

Should you have any questions, just send us an email at contact@hunter.io so we can assist.

How does this impact Hunter?

LinkedIn was the most important source of leads on Hunter. On the short term, it will make this part of the service less useful, including the CRM integrations. But on the brighter side, the results of the Domain Searches on Hunter have never been so complete and saving leads from it feels better day after day.

In the same update, the extension will have the LinkedIn integration removed and its Domain Search will get a major update. The full results will be displayed, with more data about people, the ability to save them as leads and to directly search a name.

Finally, we’re also working on a new version of the leads with a redesigned experience.

The new Domain Search on the extension

Shutting down the LinkedIn integration will have an impact on Hunter, but over the last few months, we’ve made sure to work on the other parts of the products, working exclusively with our own data. Hunter will still be profitable and we’ll keep working with the same team and on the same vision: Crunching the web’s data to connect businesses.


François Grante
François Grante