The Most Popular List of Prohibited LinkedIn Plugins in 2022

The Most Popular List of Prohibited LinkedIn Plugins in 2022

There was quite the speculation recently over browser plugins (extensions) which are causing some LinkedIn accounts to be suspended. To avoid any doubts, I scrutinized the LinkedIn source code to find out what exactly LinkedIn checks every time we open the website.

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Source code never lies. The fact that LinkedIn tracks some plugins doesn’t necessarily mean that they are illegal or prohibited in any way. While there might be other reasons for the suspensions, there is no doubt the plugin list is full of data and email scrapers that LinkedIn disapproves of. Even if some of them are produced by established brands such as Hubspot and TalentBin.


As of writing this article, LinkedIn is checking over 25 plugins for the LinkedIn basic accounts. If you have the Recruiter Lite, RPS or Recruiter account, you are being checked for other sets of plugins on top of that.


LinkedIn plugins you are being checked for on the basic LinkedIn account:


Daxtra Magnet – Daxtra Magnet connects the Internet to your recruitment database.


SalesLoft Prospector (not in the Chrome Web Store anymore)


SalesLoft Connect – SalesLoft Connect enables users to more easily track communication and add people to workflows using and Gmail.


Discoverly – Lookup contacts in Gmail, LinkedIn & Twitter. Works with Boomerang, Rapportive, Hubspot, Buffer, Hunter, Yesware & Right Inbox.


Ebsta for Bullhorn – ebsta for Bullhorn connecting you to Bullhorn in Google Chrome.


Ebsta for Salesforce – Ebsta for Salesforce in Google Chrome.


Prospect Hive – Build highly targeted prospect lists and find email addresses.


Social Lookup by TalentBin – Social Lookup by TalentBin® lets you take composite professional profiles with you wherever you go on the web.


Nimble Contacts Widget – The Nimble Smart Contacts App enables you to view social profiles, streams and signals related to that contact from a single screen.


AmazingHiring – This Chrome Extension allows you to easily find someone’s account on different social networks.


Colabo Extension – Colabo is the first AI Sales Assistant that learns new skills and workflows from its users.


Datananas (not in the Chrome Web Store anymore) – Datananas is a SaaS to create targeted lists of B2B prospects from professionnal social networks


LinkedIn-Hubspot Connector (not in the Chrome Web Store anymore) – The LinkedIn-Hubspot connector is connects the popular (and free) Hubspot CRM application to LinkedIn.


Data Scraper – Data Scraper extracts data out of HTML web pages and imports it into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.


Lusha – Lusha is the easiest way to find email addresses & phone numbers from anywhere on the web, with just one click.


Hunter – Hunter is the easiest way to find email addresses from anywhere on the web, with just one click.


Prophet – Uncover more information about people. Prophet finds emails, phone numbers, social profiles and more.


LeadIQ Lead Capture – LeadIQ lead capture tool helps you find prospects 10x faster.


Hiretual – Boolean building + Contact finding + AI sourcing = Recruiter’s best friend. – is the sales Automation Platform for modern sales teams.


Skrapp – Find emails on Linkedin. Build targeted leads directory.


Email Finder – Email Address Finder – A sales tool to lookup, search and find email addresses by name in just one click.


If you have the LinkedIn Recruiter Lite, LinkedIn RPS or LinkedIn Recruiter account, you are also being checked extra for having the following plugins installed:

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SalesLoft Connect
Ebsta for Bullhorn
Ebsta for Salesforce
PropelIQ Targeted Lead (not in the Chrome Web Store anymore)
Prospect Hive
Social Lookup by TalentBin

If you do use any of the above tools, just made sure at the very least, the new connection request volume is kept at a minimum.  And pending connection requests are deleted on a weekly basis.