How to add leads on LinkedIn using Scan mode

There are two ways how you can save leads on LinkedIn using the GetProspect Chrome extension:

  • Save full profile information in Regular Mode
  • Save short lead profile information in Scan Mode

Regular Mode

Regular Mode is set by default. In this mode each time you save a lead in LinkedIn our extension visits this lead's profile page and collects the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Job title
  • Location
  • Country
  • Postal code
  • Summary
  • LinkedIn profile URL
  • Current company (company name, industry, size, website, headquarters address, HQ country, HQ postal code, description)

Important note: While using Regular Mode each saved lead is considered as a page view. Keep in mind that LinkedIn has a Commercial Use Limit.

In other words, when you're using Regular Mode the following limits will be applied:

  • 800 leads per 24 hours for regular LinkedIn search
  • 1800 leads per 24 hours for Sales Navigator search

Scan Mode

If you want to save more leads per 24 hours than the Regular Mode allows and you don't need the full information about the leads, you might consider using the Scan mode instead. The number of leads you'd be able to save would be limited by GetProspect monthly subscription only.

To enable Scan Mode, you will need to open the Settings that can be accessed by opening the corresponding tab at the bottom of the extension window.


While using Scan Mode, the GP extension won't visit a lead's profile page and only the information available on the search page will be saved, which is:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Current company
  • Job title
  • Location
  • Country
  • LinkedIn profile URL (only if you're using Basic LinkedIn Search)

This information is sufficient for GetProspect to find emails for the leads.

If possible, GetProspect will enrich the company information from the internal database. 

Important note: When using Scan Mode, in some cases, the current company doesn't appear in the search results which makes it impossible for GetProspect to start searching for an email. Hence, a lead without a Current company cannot be saved.
For this reason, the Scan Mode accuracy is lower compared to the Regular Mode one.

Note: You cannot enable Scan Mode while adding leads by their LinkedIn profile URLs.

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