LinkedIn Profile Background Photo

Make your profile stand out with a custom background photo.

LinkedIn Profile Background Photo

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 Profile Background Photo

LinkedIn had announced on their official blog on June 4, 2014 several new visual updates, including a custom profile background for premium members only.

New ways to visually enhance your profile: We want your LinkedIn profile to reflect your unique brand. To enable a more personal feel, we have incorporated several new visual updates to help you stand out, including a larger photo and expanded profile header, early access to a new custom profile background, and an exclusive gallery of beautiful background images should you need a little inspiration.
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.

To request to be one of the first to take it for a spin,
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:

Make your profile stand out with a custom background
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.)

Background Photo Option

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:

Profile Background Photo

[Graphic Design: GoldenTwine Graphic]

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.

Add and Save Background Photo

You may learn all about adding or changing custom background photo from LinkedIn Help Center article:

Adding or Changing the Background Photo on Your Profile
How do I add or change my profile’s background photo?LinkedIn Help Center

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