LinkedIn – New Features
LinkedIn Profile Custom Background Photo
LinkedIn profile looked dull as you couldn’t add any background image. Now, if you want your profile to stand out, add a custom background photo that appears above the top section of your profile. This feature was already available to premium members, and now LinkedIn is slowly rolling out to free members.
LinkedIn had announced on their official blog on June 4, 2014 several new visual updates, including a custom profile background for premium members only.
Read the full story on LinkedIn Official Blog
The good news is that custom backgrounds for profile are coming soon for all members!
In a few months, all members will be able to add a custom profile background.
Custom Background Waitlist
Note: Sorry, waitlist is closed now. But stay tuned – over the next few months, LinkedIn will be letting all members add a custom background on LinkedIn.
I had signed up on the waiting list for early access. Yesterday, I got the offer from LinkedIn to add the custom background photo to my profile. The following message appeared on my profile page:
Try an image that represents your school, profession , or cause you care about.
Recommended size at least 1400 x 425 pixels.
(Use a JPG, PNG, or GIF under 4MB in size. Resolution of 1400 by 425 pixels looks best.)
If you want your profile to complement your professional brand, you may upload a custom background photo. I have created a custom background photo with brand name, logo, and keywords in Photoshop as per LinkedIn guidelines.
Take a look at my custom background photo:
If you have the option to add the background image, you may upload your custom photo by logging into your account and selecting Edit on your profile page. You will see the option to upload an image where the custom background should be.
After uploading your custom photo, you may need to drag to reposition the image so that it looks the way you want. If your background is okay, you may save it. Otherwise, you may remove it or change it.
You may learn all about adding or changing custom background photo from LinkedIn Help Center article:
How do I add or change my profile’s background photo?LinkedIn Help Center
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