How to Add Media to Your LinkedIn Profile

May 6, 2015

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LinkedIn, which is used primarily for professional networking, is the world’s largest professional network with 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe. Not only is LinkedIn a business-to-business model, it is a great venue for small business marketing. If you are not yet marketing your business, product, or yourself on LinkedIn you are missing out. Last year, LinkedIn Applications was replaced with a new feature that lets you display samples of your work on your profile. With it, you can link to or upload images, presentations, videos, or documents. The SlideShare Presentations or Portfolio Display application content was moved to the Summary section of your profile. We’ll show you how to add media to your LinkedIn profile so that you can stand out from the rest.

You can display samples of your work on your profile, and items can be added, edited, moved or removed from your Edit Profile page.

How to Add Media to Your LinkedIn Profile

To add media samples to the Summary, Education, and Experience sections on your profile:

1) Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.

2) Scroll down to the section you want to add a sample to and move your cursor over the add media icon (looks like a square with a plus sign). If you don’t see the add media icon, you don’t have access to this feature yet. It will be released to you later.

3) Select Upload File if you’d like to display the media sample on your profile OR select Add Link if you want to link to content that exists on another web site.




* If you chose to add a link, type or paste the link to your content into the Add a link field.

* If you chose to upload a file, select the file from your desktop. A picture of your content will display with pre-filled Title and Description fields.

Note: This process may take several seconds. You must use a compatible file type or content provider for best results. You can edit the content in uploaded files.

4) Click Save. An update may appear on the homepages of your network, letting others know you added the media file or link.

How to edit the Title and Description fields of your media sample

1) Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
2) Scroll down to the media sample you’d like to edit and click the Edit icon in its lower right corner.
3) Click inside the Title and Description fields to edit the text.
4) Click Save.

Note: The image and its link can’t be edited. If you choose to link to content from an unsupported provider, you won’t be able to add a description. The media may also not display when clicked on. A Show Original button will display instead, leading the viewer to the content on the original website.

How to move media samples from one section to another

1) Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
2) Scroll down to the sample you’d like to move and click the Edit icon in the top right.
3) Click the dropdown menu under Move this media to and select which section of your profile you’d like to move it to.
4) Click Save.

How to remove the media sample from your profile:

1) Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
2) Scroll down to the sample you’d like to remove and click the Edit icon in the top right.
3) Click Remove this Media and then click Yes, remove it.

To rearrange items within the same section of your profile, click Edit on your profile and drag the items to rearrange them in the order you want.

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