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How to filter prospects by LinkedIn Connection State
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Written by Reply Team
Updated over a week ago

You can filter contacts based on their LinkedIn connection status so you can quickly find contacts who are on a specific LinkedIn connection state. To do this:

  1. Open the People page and click the 'Add filter' button at the top of the grid.

  2. Add a name for the filter.

  3. Select the 'LinkedIn Connection Status' property in the pop-up.

  4. Choose the desired condition (either 'Is' or 'Is Not') followed by the specific status.

  5. Click 'Save'.

That's it. The new filter will appear on the top of the grid along with the rest of your filter and the contacts who correspond to your filtering criteria will be shown.

LinkedIn connections statuses

Here are all the states of LinkedIn connection requests and their descriptions:




When you initiate a sequence with LinkedIn connection request steps, the initial status of the requests will be marked as "Unchecked."

This means that the connection request's outcome is yet to be determined. We are awaiting the contact's response to the request and the system will promptly update the status once the contact interacts with the LinkedIn request.

Connection forbidden

The status indicates a scenario where the contact has restricted the ability to receive connection requests on their LinkedIn account. This restriction results in the automatic skipping of the connection request step in your sequence.


The status indicates that a connection request has been sent to a contact on LinkedIn, but it has not yet been accepted by the recipient.


This status is applicable under two circumstances:

  • Connection request accepted: the contact has received a connection request and has accepted it.

  • Previous connection request accepted: in some cases, the system detects that a connection request from a previous interaction has been accepted by the contact.

This status indicates a successful establishment of a connection between you and the contact on LinkedIn. Once the contact is connected, they proceed to the next LinkedIn step in the sequence.

Invalid URL

The status indicates that there was a verification failure when attempting to validate the LinkedIn URL associated with the contact.

This verification failure can occur for two reasons:

  • No LinkedIn URL: The contact's LinkedIn URL is not set up, meaning that no URL is provided or linked to their profile.

  • Invalid LinkedIn URL: The LinkedIn URL provided by the contact is either inaccurate, improperly formatted, or leads to a non-functional page.

Please update the URL in the contact's profile to proceed with the connection.

Not Connected

The status indicates that the initial step of attempting a LinkedIn connection has not been successfully established.

In this scenario, the sequence might have been designed to begin with a LinkedIn message step, assuming that a connection already exists. However, since there's no connection, the LinkedIn message cannot be sent. Please update the sequence and make Connection Request the first step.

Important note: The system imposes a 40-hour retry limit for assessing the status of a connection request. After reaching this threshold, a new attempt to determine the connection status can only be made by initiating a new automated LinkedIn step for the respective prospect.

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