How to get phone numbers from LinkedIn? 2 methods, 6 apps

Jason Gong
LAST UPDATED
June 26, 2024
TL;DR

Use Chrome extensions or web scraping tools to get LinkedIn phone numbers.

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Looking for quick ways to extract phone numbers from LinkedIn profiles? Finding a person’s contact details is a prerequisite for a successful outreach campaign and establishing connections with industry professionals. 

Using the simple strategies in this guide – from manual extraction to using Chrome extensions and web scraping tools – we’ll show you how to build a robust database of contact information to level up your lead generation process.

Automatic or manual phone number extraction?

First, you have a choice to make, and it depends on your specific needs, resources, and the scale of your search. With manual phone number extraction, you’ll get:

  • Highly accurate data and targeted compilation of prospects.
  • Direct control over which profiles are included.
  • An easy process with minimal technical experience required.

However, there is a higher likelihood of human error and it’s incredibly time-consuming.

Automated extraction, on the other hand, offers:

  • Rapid data extraction, saving time and money.
  • Scalable solution suitable for ongoing data collection needs.
  • Advanced analytics, giving users insights into trends and demographics.

Want to see automation in action? First, download and install Bardeen, and prepare your list of LinkedIn profiles. Now, you can try our playbook (or automation) to get phone numbers associated with those LinkedIn profile URLs, in seconds.

Manually getting phone numbers from LinkedIn

Have you checked the "Contact Info" section of a LinkedIn profile? If so, you’ll find the person's phone number if they have chosen to make it public. While this is a feature that’s used by aspiring stalkers, it’s also a legitimate resource for networking purposes.

I won’t insult your intelligence by providing you with step-by-step instructions on how to get there. Simply head to the profile in question and navigate to the blue “Contact Info” link beneath a profile picture click it.

However, not every user shares their phone number, and visibility might be restricted due to privacy settings. Despite its precision, manual extraction can be time-consuming, especially for building a large network.

Can’t avoid jumping from profile to profile to grab data? There’s still hope! If you download and install Bardeen, you can get the phone number of any currently opened LinkedIn profile in seconds, directly in Google Sheets or your favorite CRM.

Care to take it one step further? Using a popular pre-built automation (or playbook), we can even AI-generate a prospect report, so you’re prepared whenever you dial:

Using Chrome extensions for bulk phone number scraping

A Chrome extension like Datagma, Lusha, and Kaspr automates the process of extracting phone numbers from LinkedIn profiles. These tools are designed to get phone numbers efficiently, allowing for searches at scale. 

Why use a Chrome extension?

Besides scraping data at speed, Chrome extensions can extract additional valuable data, such as a prospect’s email address and company information.

With our free AI web scraper you’ll get pre-built templates ready for any use case. Your data is literally a few clicks away.

Here are the main benefits of using a Chrome extension:

  • Bulk data extraction, allowing you to get phone numbers from thousands of LinkedIn profiles in a single hit.
  • Data scraping other useful contact information, such as email addresses and social network profiles, giving you a complete profile of your prospects. 
  • Effective data management; mobile numbers can be exported to Excel or Google Sheets for further analysis and organization.

Most Chrome extensions offer free LinkedIn phone number extractors with limited capabilities. Usually, only paid versions provide more advanced features. 

Once installed, these extensions integrate with your browser for a smooth user experience. Have you considered where to look to find the best solution?

Researching can be a chore, and not all web scrapers are made equally. Trust us; we’ve done the research on the eight best AI web scrapers on the market right now.

For large-scale accurate data extraction, some tools that offer bulk phone number extraction capabilities are:

Datagma

Datagma is a data intelligence platform that offers data solutions for lead generation and audience targeting. They specialize in providing:

  • A wide range of data points
  • Advanced analytics tools

One thing that hinders their users, however, is its complexity. Datagma has a steep learning curve compared to other platforms.

Lusha

Lusha specializes in providing accurate and up-to-date contact information for outreach efforts. Here’s where they stand out:

  • Accurate and reliable contact information
  • Integrates with popular CRM platforms

Although Lusha doesn’t offer extensive data beyond contact details, especially when compared to Datagma, which offers information related to demographics and behavior.

Kaspr

Kaspr provides real-time contact information for professionals and businesses, offering user-friendly tools for efficient data extraction. They’re widely known for:

  • Real-time updates on contact information
  • User-friendly interface that’s easy to navigate

That said, many users report unreliability of data, with one user on a leading review website suggesting, “Out of about 100 profile views I think it found maybe 2 mobile numbers.”

Phantombuster

Phantombuster is a web application, as well as a Chrome extension. It offers advanced scripting capabilities for LinkedIn and can can extract various data points, including phone numbers in bulk.

It can easily handle data extraction from hundreds or thousands of LinkedIn profiles simultaneously, ensuring the phone numbers obtained are accurate and up-to-date. 

The extracted phone numbers are typically saved in a CSV file, which can then be imported into your database or CRM. 

Octoparse

Octoparse offers a refreshing user interface with a point-and-click editor that allows users to create scraping workflows without any coding knowledge. It’s more suitable for beginners than Phantombuster.

LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn's premium sales tool provides advanced search filters, analytics, and InMail messaging. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have automation capabilities.

Strategically finding and using LinkedIn phone numbers

Applying expert strategies can significantly enhance your LinkedIn business phone number search results, and next steps. These include:

  • Using advanced filtering to target specific sectors or regions
  • Using other social media platforms for additional contact information
  • Verifying phone numbers for accuracy
  • Regularly updating your search results
  • Getting the most out of your leads

By refining your search, maintaining data precision, and tapping into multiple platforms, you can improve the effectiveness of your search and find the right contacts for your needs.

How to validate/verify LinkedIn phone numbers?

Regardless of the method chosen, it's important to verify the extracted personal and business phone numbers to ensure their accuracy and relevance. You can do this by:

  • Cross-referencing with an internal database (VLOOKUPs work a charm).
  • Sending a text message or calling the number.
  • Utilizing online search engines to verify against publicly available information.

Some tools include:

  • Google's libphonenumber, an open-source library for parsing, formatting, and validating international phone numbers.
  • Twilio Lookup, an API service that provides real-time information such as carrier details, phone number type (mobile, landline, VoIP), and formatting.
  • NumVerify, a simple phone number validation API that carries out basic number validation, carrier lookup, and formatting checks.

How often you engage in outreach campaigns will determine how often you need to verify the extracted phone numbers and contact details.

Getting the most out of your new leads

After successfully finding someone's phone number through a LinkedIn search, the next step is to engage with your prospects effectively. This involves sending personalized messages, making phone calls, or arranging meetings. 

When following up with a message, you should:

  • Choose the right time - later mornings (10-11:30am) or early afternoon (1:30-3pm) on weekdays are good times. Avoid calling at lunchtime.
  • Prepare beforehand - you need a clear objective for the call, and you should anticipate frequently asked questions.
  • Listen intently - allow the person plenty of opportunity to speak, and respond to their needs.

It's important to keep the conversation going by regularly following up and providing value in each interaction, thereby building trust and establishing strong relationships with every sales prospect.

Before ending the call, you need to agree on any next actions that need to be taken.

Fresh data = better results

Maintaining your prospects’ phone numbers isn’t a onetime activity. Keeping your data up to date ensures you can contact each target prospect when you need. People frequently change their numbers when:

  • Changing jobs
  • Relocating to another country
  • Switching carriers
  • Securing their lines of communication
  • Ending relationships to prevent contact

Compiling a contact list is just as much about quality as it is about quantity. And if you’re doing this as part of lead aggregation activity, to sell these leads to clients in different industries, you want to ensure the contact data is reliable.

Let Bardeen automate your LinkedIn operations

Who even has time to manually extract phone numbers? That’s such a bore! You’ve got more important things to do like perfecting your air guitar skills or teaching your cat to do backflips.

It’s time to automate LinkedIn and any other platform you’re using, saving time and enhancing your day-to-day output. 

With our playbooks, you can:

1. Automate the extraction of social media platform links and contact details from LinkedIn profiles, enhancing lead prospecting and data sourcing.

2. Copy LinkedIn profile data into Google Sheets, or any CRM such as Pipedrive. Improve your sales prospecting!

3. Automates the process of connecting with a list of LinkedIn profiles and collecting their personal information into a Google Sheet.

If you’ve read until this point, you know you need a solution. What is the opportunity cost of not automating your processes? How much are you losing because of inertia?

If you keep doing the same thing you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting the results you’ve always got. 

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