How to Upload or Change Your LinkedIn Background Photo?

How to Upload or Change Your LinkedIn Background Photo (1)

Having a personalized LinkedIn profile will make you stand out among your colleagues or competitors when a prospective employer checks your profile, your profile photo makes the first impression about you. Changing your LinkedIn background image or cover photo is one of the effective ways to express yourself to someone visiting your profile online.

Why LinkedIn is Important?

LinkedIn is a social network platform for professionals those who like to network with like-minded people. Professionals often find leads, career opportunities, and partners through their LinkedIn networks.

How to Add or Change Your LinkedIn Background Photo?

Your background photo appears behind your profile photo in the introduction section on your LinkedIn profile.

1. How to add/upload a LinkedIn background photo from Desktop?

 To add/upload a LinkedIn background photo from Desktop:

  1. Go to your LinkedIn homepage
  2. Tap the Me icon at the right-side top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  3. Click View profile.
  4. Click the Camera icon on the upper right corner of your introduction section.
  5. Select an image from your computer
  6. Click Open
  7. Hit Save  

The photo will upload automatically by LinkedIn

2. How to delete, reposition or change a LinkedIn background photo from Desktop?

To Delete, reposition, or change a LinkedIn background photo from Desktop

  1. Go to your LinkedIn homepage
  2. Tap the Me icon at the right-side top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  3. Click View profile.
  4. Click on the background photo and select one of the following options
  5. Select Change photo to change the current background image
  6. Select Delete photo to delete/remove the background image
  7. Select Reposition to drag and reposition the background image
  8. Hit Apply
  9. Click Save

3. How to add/upload a LinkedIn background photo from Mobile?

To add/upload a LinkedIn background photo from Mobile:

  1. Go to LinkedIn home page from your mobile
  2. Click your profile photo > View Profile.
  3. On your profile, click the Camera icon on the upper right of your introduction section.
  4. From the Add a background screen:
    1. Click Upload photo to take a picture or select a picture from your mobile device’s photo library.
  5. After uploading the photo, you can:
    1. Crop the image, utilize photo filters, adjust the image, change the position and size of the image, or rotate your background photo.
  6. Hit Save.

The photo will upload automatically by LinkedIn

4. How to change, edit, or delete your LinkedIn background photo from Mobile?

To change, edit, or delete your background photo from Mobile:

  1. Click your profile photo > View Profile.
  2. On your profile, click your background photo.
  3. From here, you can:
    1. Click the Edit icon to crop the photo, use photo filters, adjust, change the position and size, or rotate your profile photo.
    1. Click the Camera icon to either select an image from your mobile device’s photo library or take a new one.
    1. Click the Trash icon to delete your profile photo.
  4. Hit Save.

5. To Live stream on your LinkedIn background photo

You can also start Live stream on LinkedIn, the background photo will automatically display the live stream when a LinkedIn Live Video broadcaster begins a live stream. This background photo change is temporary and the photo will revert to normal after the Live stream has ended.

6. How to add a LinkedIn background photo from Mobile Browser & Lite App?

To add a background photo from Mobile Browser & Lite App:

  1. Click the Profile icon.
  2. Click the background photo section > Tap CHANGE from the Add Background Photo page.
  3. Follow the prompts to take a new photo or upload one.
  4. Change the position and size by dragging the photo.
  5. Hit SAVE on the upper right corner.

7. How to change, edit, or delete your LinkedIn background photo from Mobile Browser & Lite App?

To change, edit, or delete your background photo from Mobile Browser & Lite App:

  1. Click the Profile icon.
  2. Click the background photo/image.
  3. From the Edit Background Photo page, you can:
    • Follow the instructions to take a new photo or upload one.
    • Change the position and size of the photo by dragging the photo.
    • Click Delete > Delete again to delete your background photo.
    • Hit SAVE on the upper right corner.

8. What is LinkedIn Background photo/Image specifications?

LinkedIn Background photo/image specifications below;

  • File type JPG, GIF or PNG
  • No larger than 4MB
  • Recommended pixel dimensions are 1584 x 396

Please choose a photo with a larger file size if your background photo appears blurry or pixelated. Photos will look better than images with logos on your LinkedIn profile.

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