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Adding or Changing The Background Image On A LinkedIn Profile

by Jo Shaer, on June 5, 2018

I was giving a LinkedIn training session to some lovely people from the insurance world today and they asked me how to change the background image on your LinkedIn profile?

It is better if you use a photograph rather than a graphic if you are not skilled in PhotoShop.

Remember to only use images where you have permission/hold the copyright.

To change or remove a background image on a LinkedIn profile:

  • Click Me under your profile pic in the main navigation bar at the top right of your homepage.
  • Click View Profile.
  • Click the pencil to be able to edit your profile.
  • A pop up box will appear. There will be a turquoise-coloured area at the top of this or whatever background image you have previously uploaded. Look for the pencil image and click that. 


  • This will take you into your computer's files from where you must select the background image you want to upload.
  • LinkedIn say that this needs to be 1584 x 396px. Max 8MB for less blur.
  • Click Open and then when it takes you back to LinkedIn, you can then click on the image to reposition it.
  • There are also options to  crop, filter or adjust.

linkedin background image adjustments

  • Click Apply.
  • Click Save on profile.

Find out more about using LinkedIn for your business.

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