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How secure is LeadDelta? Is it safe to use?

🔒 How is LeadDelta different from other LinkedIn apps, and is it secure? Is it safe to use?

This is the main and most significant differentiator. We strive to be the most complied app with LinkedIn’s Terms of Service.

Here’s how:

• We only work with your 1st-degree connections that you approve sending to us. Via LinkedIn Safety Series: Published July 2021: "When your data is taken without permission and used in ways you haven't agreed to, that's not okay. On LinkedIn, our members trust us with their information, which is why we prohibit unauthorized scraping on our platform."
We use network native requests.
We don’t automate user actions on LinkedIn.
LeadDelta resembles your LinkedIn DB.
We don’t store your messages.
Our long-term strategy is to partner up with LinkedIn, not fight it.
We are a registered Canadian Corporation (we don't hide like many LinkedIn apps that automate user behavior).

Is it secure?

The user data is hosted on Google Cloud Platform and is accessible through your personal password-protected account.
At the moment LeadDelta also operates as a Google Chrome App (Extension) which gives it another layer of safety and native connection.

Is it safe to use LeadDelta with other LinkedIn apps?

Great question and hard to answer.

Our default answer is to not use more than one LinkedIn App per profile because it is not safe. If you use two or more LinkedIn Apps on a single profile your chances of jeopardizing your account increase substantially in our opinion.

If you want to go more granular continue reading...

Native requests

LeadDelta is using native requests which in English means that we establish a connection with LinkedIn using users cookies. With that being said you need to be careful of three things:

Manual profile updates
Sending lots of messages

We'll explain them in a bit. But first allow me to tell you a quick story around Gmail/Outlook (or any other email provider).

If on a daily average basis you send 30 emails using Gmail, and one day you send 300, manually, by hand. Google Admin will block you for 24h (and you might be the admin). The reason is you 10x your sending speed and Google's AI thinks that someone took over your account because this is not your usual behavior. It is a safety measure.

Same thing happens on LinkedIn. You will be blocked for 24h as a first warning that something unusual is going on with your LinkedIn account.

As mentioned LeadDelta doesn't automate. But you can.

Manual Profile Updates – if you click "Update profile" too many times on your own, this can visit too many profiles. More than usual at least. Now you don't need an external tool for that. If you go visit all your profiles starting now using only LinkedIn you will achieve the same effect. So it is important that you let us unlock the profiles for you an casually when you need some information you can definitely do Manual Update on your own. If you keep your LeadDelta open in a tab we will do 200-600 profile updates.

So you might ask well what is the right number? We can't tell you that. It depends how active your profile generally is on LinkedIn.

Sending Lots of Messages – We have a hard block at 25 messages at one time. It's a no-frills version 1 messenger that we currently have. If you don't send too many messages usually, then start with 3 or 5. Don't do more. You need to slowly warm up your account for more. And we do not recommend sending more than 50 messages using LeadDelta. Everything else can be considered spam. If you want to hear from your connections we recommend better to export the contact infiormation and send emails out.

Disconnecting – We have a hard block at 25 disconnects at one time. You can disconnect connections on LinkedIn from LeadDelta only if you have a paid subscription within LeadDelta. We recommend tagging connections that you want to remove from your network and removing them 25 at a time daily.

With all that being said can we guarantee anything?

We cannot guarantee anything. But one of our main accounts has 20k connections and we've been using and testing LeadDelta for over a year. No issues at all.

You will never hear us saying you are totally safe because we do not own LinkedIn.

But we do not automate your behavior and you have to give us permission to sync your connections so we are completely aligned with LinkedIn's ToS.

We truly hope this helps.

Your LeadDelta team
P.S. Growing a business is hard. We try to make it a bit easier, here.

Updated on: 27/03/2024

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