How To Change Your LinkedIn Background Photo – LinkedIn Background Photo Tips


Are you wondering how to look more
professional on LinkedIn? Are you wondering how you can quickly grab the
attention of a new connection? Stay tuned because in this video I have one simple
solution that will help you stand out from the crowd and make a lasting first
impression. Hi there, if we’ve never met before, I’m Heather Austin from ProfessorAustin.com and The Career Club on Facebook and
on this channel I provide simple solutions to help you grow a business or
launch a career you love so if you’re new here consider hitting that subscribe
button down below because I post new videos every week to help you nail it
when it comes to your career. Let’s jump into it! With two new users joining
LinkedIn every second, the competition just keeps rising. So what is one thing
that you can do to stand out like a true professional in your industry and
quickly grab the attention of a new connection? One simple solution is to
upload a custom, uniquely attractive background photo to your LinkedIn
profile. So here’s the neat thing. LinkedIn recently made a change where
they now allow all of their account holders to upload a uniquely attractive
background photo. In the past you needed to be a premium account holder to do
this. Not only will a custom background photo allow you to stand out from the
crowd it will also show your creativeness your personality and your
inventiveness. I have three solutions to help you upload the right background
photo. Tip number one, find a high quality photo that is specific to your industry.
There are plenty of resources available today where you can find free
high-quality photos. Here are just a few of my favorite. Unsplash.com. Unsplash
operates under a creative commons license which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free. Even for commercial purposes. The second
resource I use for free high quality images is Pixabay.com. One of my favorite things about this website is that it is so
user-friendly. It offers an intuitive search bar and allows you to sort by
category size and color. And then lastly. LinkedInBackground.com.
The great thing about this website is that you can download industry specific
photos that are pre-sized and ready to go. Many thanks to all the artists and
photographers that allow us to use their images for free so that we can increase
our online presence. Tip number two, make sure that your background photo is sized
correctlt. The best photo size for your LinkedIn background photo is 1584 px
wide by 396 px high. This is exactly a 4:1 proportion. Once you’ve uploaded your photo, LinkedIn
allows you to crop apply a filter and even make adjustments to the brightness
the contrast and the saturation of the photo. The best file format for your
background image is a PNG a JPG or a GIF. Tip number three, add text or some
type of call to action to your background photo. This will give your
audience a greater insight into who you are, who you help and how you help them.
This is perfect for someone that is a speaker, an author, a coach or a
consultant. One of the best ways to add text to your background photo is to use
a free software program called Canva. Canva is a free graphic design program
that allows you to create unique designs for almost any social media platform.
They have templates for documents, marketing materials, events, blogging and
even ebooks. When adding text, make sure you place it in the top middle portion
of your background photo. This will make sure that your text is not cut off and
that it displays properly on different devices. Let’s recap! The number one
solution to make sure you stand out from the crowd and look like a true
professional on LinkedIn is to upload a custom background photo. When it comes to
your custom background photo, there’s three tips that you want to remember.
Number one, find a high-quality photo that is specific to your industry. Tip
number two, make sure your photo is sized correctly. And then tip number three is
to add text or some type of call to action to your background photo. Thanks
guys for sticking with me until the end I have a special bonus just for you. It’s
called the 10-point LinkedIn Optimizer Cheat Sheet. This cheat sheet will help
you get your other LinkedIn profile sections in tip-top shape so that you
are ready to receive new connection requests and land even better career
opportunities. I’ll go ahead and link it up in the description below. Also if you
haven’t had the chance, join me over on Facebook, in The career
Club. A private community where you’ll network with other professionals just
like you to learn more solutions and strategies to live your career to the
max. I’ll go ahead and link it up in the description below. So I have a question
for you. Do you have a uniquely attractive background photo uploaded to
your LinkedIn profile? If so please let us know in the comments below and as
always if you know someone that might benefit from this information please
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53 Comments

  1. Professor Heather Austin October 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Have you had the chance to upload a custom background photo to your LinkedIn profile yet? If so, how does your background photo help you stand out from others in your industry?

  2. The Otter Club October 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I've always wondered about my LinkedIn background photo. Now I know I need to upload a custom photo. Thanks for the resources.

  3. Red Orlee October 13, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing some options for a background photo. I think I'll check out Unsplash first. Sounds like a good one.

  4. Richard Austin October 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    This video was super useful and super thorough. I didn't know so much went into choosing the right background photo for LinkedIn. Thanks for also sharing the size of the photo. This is good to know.

  5. Heather Austin October 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Great content! It's so astonishing that new users join LinkedIn every second. Having a good background photo is definitely necessary.

  6. Roman Ryder October 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Great tips, Heather! I definitely need to work on my LinkedIn. Oh and I love Unsplash! Thanks!

  7. Wild Woman Enchanted October 14, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Here's my linked in girl !!! … teaching me what I'm going to need to know 😉 …. I love pixaby … and I loved even more, how you thanked all the people who are allowing us to use those photos…  you are wonderful. … and well, I don't have a background photo for linked in yet … but you know, I now know, for when I reactivate…. which I'm loving visioning as I watch you…  that I will need to do that … and that is exciting… I'm loving this journey with you 🙂 ~Elizabeth xx

  8. Lindsey Hazel October 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Great video Heather! I LOVE how much you are growing with your videos!

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  10. Kajana Club October 15, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Good to know how to change LinkedIn background photo, thanks.

  11. isitebuild October 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks for reminding me about LinkedIn..have to change my photo…great energy

  12. Video Cashflow October 15, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Great tips. Another to add to my Linkedin must-do-this list.

  13. Angel Coleman October 16, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Wow… I didn’t know LinkedIn made these nice enhancements to the platform. Great profile improvement tips… (I haven’t updated my profile in the over a year.)

  14. beautyandthefoodie.com October 16, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you, Heather. I think I tried to upload a background some time ago and I needed to upgrade my account to do it. Thanks for the instructions.

  15. Behind The Cake October 16, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing all this options to create a background photo. ~ Vero

  16. Mia Renwall October 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for the tips!

  17. Tone Bekkestad October 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Great LinkedIn tips as always! I have to do tip 3 – add a call-to-action. Thanks!

  18. Angie Sanchez October 17, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    The reminder to be active on LinkedIn! Thank you, didn't know these new updates were implemented. Sounds similar to a Youtube banner. 😊

  19. The Bootstrap Boutique October 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I didn't even know you could do this, thank you!

  20. Life So Blissful October 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I really need to update my linkedin photo. I think the last I did was back in 2009 haha

  21. James G Rivera October 20, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Wow this was great information on LinkedIn, thanks.
    Oh, love that necklace.

  22. Social Media Love October 24, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Yes, I use those amazing photos all the time…I didn't know linkedinbackground. I will check this one. Merci!

  23. Bloggin Brandi October 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    LinkedIN is a new site for me, but excited to get started. Got a lot to learn!

  24. Susan Allen October 26, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I love that LinkedIn allows all of its members to customize their background photo. It's about time.

  25. Alcatraz Eleochestra October 27, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for the tips! LinkedIN is a new site for me and I excited to get started.

  26. Julia Kollek Creative Services December 29, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Very helpful, thanks Heather!

  27. Varun riat January 14, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    still getting the same error "Your submission did not succeed. Please try again."

  28. Geniuss Maung April 27, 2018 at 8:51 am

    ha ha,a lot of thanks for you it happy thing

  29. Fatima vlogs May 19, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    you earned by subscription to your channel. really amazing and useful tips. you guide each and ever step really breifly and amazingly! thank you so much

  30. Niels VK August 1, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Heather! Thanks for your amazing tips and positive energy.
    I'm a student mechanical engineering and I'm looking for a consultancy job. For my background picture text I was thinking about 'Together for a better future for you, me and the company!'
    What are your thoughts or suggestions?

  31. Awesome Studies August 26, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Nice vedio….helpful ..

  32. Glenn Goryl September 12, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Thank you for doing this Ms. Austin. (A suggestion).. IMO, it would be very helpful if you would show an example of uploading a background photo and text.

  33. Traveling Outdoorsman September 16, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    So what kind of picture should i put on my profile? A personal photo of a holiday? A phote of my hobby?

  34. Ramana k s v January 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I would love to see more from you.

  35. Jon Doe January 31, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Waste of fucking time.

  36. Michael Hu February 6, 2019 at 5:28 am

    1. Unsplash.
    2.Pixabay
    3.Linkedinbackground.com

  37. Jon Doe February 7, 2019 at 1:13 am

    My profile is updated the way I want it. I hate when people waste others time rather than helping those who need it.

  38. Jennifer Alembik March 21, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Interesting tips but she doesn't show you how to upload/change your background photo.

  39. EdwardHensen April 4, 2019 at 2:50 am

    You showed everything except for the "how to change the photo part" you wasted my time with a bunch of useless background and shit nobody cares about.

  40. Selftape April 4, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    You didn’t mention How to change the background as in our title to the video 🙂

  41. Mircea Stan April 14, 2019 at 10:40 am

    I got a question – I changed the background picture already, but the public version one remains the same "blue-ish" default one. Is there any way to change that to match the updated one, even for "the public" ? Thank you!

  42. Tony Nova April 20, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Still got some information to change my back ground 🦄

  43. Tony Nova April 23, 2019 at 4:08 am

    I like your video

  44. Noor Alam May 20, 2019 at 10:36 am

    It's so helpful & nice. Thanks a lot.

  45. rayhan mahamud June 10, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    What you actually trying to say ? Is there any match what you want to do and what you have done.?

  46. Ankit Kumar June 23, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Love your smile 🥰😘

  47. Ashkan Aral July 2, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Nice video! how do you change your photo of a picture that you taken of yourself and change the background of it if that is possible?

  48. Angie Randall July 11, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    You do not give actual LinkedIn steps to change. That is what I was expecting.

  49. amar khadka August 1, 2019 at 6:20 am

    I like and subscribe already

  50. Craig Barnes August 2, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    this had nothing to do with how do you change your background.

  51. Dmitri Lvov August 6, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    It does not tel how to change, but what recommended in prep to it. But how to change it is a secret, because when you click on existing background it does not prompt you to able to change it

  52. christopher zumba August 13, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    The title of the video is "How To Change Your LinkedIn Background Photo", but it failed to show or explain "How To Change Your LinkedIn Background Photo". I

  53. Tim Trocke August 20, 2019 at 2:56 am

    Hello! Thanks for the video.

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