Use Case Diagram for LinkedIn

Learn how to define use cases and create the corresponding use case diagram for the LinkedIn problem.

Let's build the use case diagram of LinkedIn and understand the relationship between its different components.

First, we’ll define the different elements of our LinkedIn system, followed by the complete use case diagram of the system.


Our system is "LinkedIn."


Now, we’ll define the main actors of LinkedIn.

Primary actors

  • User: This actor can create a profile including their professional information. They can create posts, apply for jobs, follow pages, and join groups. They can also interact with other users by sending them connection invitations and messages, commenting on their posts, etc.

  • Admin: The admin is in charge of performing numerous operations, including blocking or unblocking users, enabling/disabling pages, deleting an existing group, etc.

Secondary actors

  • System: This is responsible for sending out notifications for new connection requests, messages, comments, posts, recommendations, etc.

Use cases

In this section, we’ll define the use cases for LinkedIn. We have listed the use cases according to their respective interactions with a particular actor.

Note: You’ll see some use cases occurring multiple times because they are shared among different actors in the system.


  • Add/update profile: To add information like education, experience, skill, and achievement to update an existing profile

  • Follow/unfollow user: To follow or unfollow other users

  • Send message: To send a message to other users

  • Send connection invitation: To send a connection invitation to other users

  • Accept/ignore connection invitation: To accept or ignore a connection invitation from another user

  • Create/follow/unfollow page: To either create a new page or perform actions including update, delete, or follow an existing page

  • Create/join/leave a group: To either create a new group or perform actions like joining or leaving an existing group

  • Add/share post: To add a new post or share an existing post

  • Update/delete/react post: To update a post, delete a post, or react to the post

  • Comment on post/comment: To comment on the post, or to add a comment on an existing comment

  • Update/delete/react comment: To update the content of the comment, react to a particular comment, or delete a comment

  • Search users/groups/pages/jobs: To search for other users, or any existing groups, company pages, or jobs

  • Post a job: To post the job on the page

  • View analytics: To see the number of connections, post impressions, profile views, and search appearances of the user

  • Request recommendation: To send a recommendation request to other users

  • Accept recommendation: To accept a recommendation request from the user

  • Delete recommendation: To delete a recommendation request from the user


  • Block/unblock user: To block or unblock a user on LinkedIn

  • Enable/disable page: To enable or disable a page

  • Delete group: To delete an existing group


  • New post notification: To send a notification of any new posts

  • New comment notification: To send a notification whenever another user comments on a user's post or comment

  • Connection invitation notification: To send a notification of any connection invitation sent by any user

  • Message notification: To send a notification of any new messages

  • Recommendation notification: To send a notification of recommendation requested by any user

  • Add recommendation: To add a recommendation to the user's profile


This section describes the relationships between and among actors and their use cases.


  • The user can add/update their profile by either adding or updating their education, experience, skill, or achievement. This shows that the “Add/update profile” use case has a generalization relationship with “Add/update education,” “Add/update experience,” “Add/update skill,” and “Add/update achievement” use cases.


The table below shows the association relationship between actors and their use cases.

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