Adding or Changing Your Profile Photo

How do I add or change my photo?

Last Reviewed: 12/19/2014
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You can add or change your profile photo from desktop or a mobile device.

To add or change a photo from desktop:
  1. Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
  2. Move your cursor over your photo and select Change photo.

From here, you can:

  • Change the position and size by dragging the yellow square.
  • Choose what your preview photo will look like.
  • Change your profile photo by clicking Change photo.
  1. Select the photo you would like and click Open.
  2. Click Upload Photo.
    • You can upload JPG, GIF or PNG files.
    • File size - 4MB maximum.
    • Your photo should be square.
    • The ideal pixel size for your photo is between 200 x 200 to 500 x 500. If either width or height exceeds 4000 pixels, your photo will not upload.
  3. Select who you want the photo to be visible to.
  4. Click Save.
To add or change a photo from an Android or iPhone:
  1. Open the LinkedIn app.
  2. Tap the in logo in the top left.
  3. Tap your profile photo below the Home section.
  4. Tap your profile photo again (it should have a camera icon in bottom left).
  5. Tap either Take a Photo or Choose a Photo (for Android devices) or Choose from Library (for iPhones).

Note: You currently can't edit your profile photo on the iPad app. Until that's available, please use one of the apps above or our regular site at www.linkedin.com to edit your profile photo.

Learn more:

  • What do I do if my photo won't upload?
  • How do I add or edit the background photo on my profile?
  • Get more tips for building your profile.
  • Learn more about our profile photo guidelines.
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