Add media to your LinkedIn profile

We often encourage our clients to add media (links to sites relevant to their business, videos, presentations, etc.) to their LinkedIn profiles. This is yet another opportunity to share information and expertise. Media sharing also adds interest to profiles beyond words and makes profiles multidimensional. If you’ve ever wondered how to add media to your profile, follow the simple steps and best practices listed below.

You will first want to click on the pencil icon in a particular section of your profile in order to enter edit mode:

Once in edit mode, you can scroll to the bottom of the edit dialog to find the option to add media:

If you are sharing a link to a site, video or other information found online, click “Link”, paste the link in the field that appears and click “Add”.

A new dialog box will appear with an image that represents this link, along with a Title field and a Description field. These fields serve as a kind of caption for the content you share, so you’ll want to fill these fields with information that you want people to see, and that will get them to click.

Keep in mind that these fields may be auto-populated with information previously saved with the video or link. You will want to carefully review and modify this information so that it says what you want.

You will follow the same process for uploading a file. Simply click on the “Download” button and add a title and description that allows you to enter this information. The end result will look like this on your profile:

You will notice that the title I entered is visible in the view above. When you click on the thumbnail you will see the description I entered:

Take the time to think about what media to add and how you will present them. This will enrich your profile and give you better insight into the work you do. Have a good update!

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