Learn How to Add Links and Media on Linkedin

How to add links and media on Linkedin profilesThe inclusion of the media function on Linkedin is a much welcomed addition; allowing you to add links and media to your Linkedin profile.

The inclusion of documents, pictures, certificates, work samples can really make your profile shine and substantiate your skills and experience in the field.

You can remove, move, edit or add links and media on Linkedin within the summary, education and work experience sections of your Linkedin profile and it’s a simple process, albeit a little glitchy at times.  Here’s how you do it…

How to Add, Remove, Move or Edit Links or Media

To Add media or Links to your Linkedin Profile

Option 1

  • Login to your Linkedin profile
  • Click Profile in the header of your Linkedin profile’s home page
  • Select Edit Profile
  • Click on the box with a + sign (highlighted blue in the picture)

How to Add Links and Media on Linkedin

  • Select Upload File for a document or picture, or
  • Type in the full website address link
  • Click Save

Option 2

  • Login to your Linkedin profile
  • Click Profile in the header of your Linkedin profile’s home page
  • Select Edit Profile
  • Scroll down the section you’d like to add media or links to
  • Look for the element below and select the media type you’d like to add.Add Links and Media on Linkedin
  • Select Upload File for a document or picture, or
  • Type in the full website address link
  • Click Save

NOTE: Be patient when uploading a file to Linkedin, it can take quite some time despite a quick broadband connection.  It can also be a bit glitchy, as mentioned above. You may need to have several attempts before it uploads correctly. Bear with it, it’s worth all the faffing about and will really enhance your Linkedin profile.

To Edit Links and Media on Linkedin

Linkedin allows you to edit both the title and description of the media you upload.  It’s a good idea to edit both fields and use keywords that best suit the media uploaded.

  • Login to your Linkedin profile
  • Click Profile in the header of your Linkedin profile’s home page
  • Select Edit Profile
  • Scroll down the media you uploaded and click edit
  • Click inside the title field to edit the text
  • Click inside the description field to edit the description
  • Click save

NOTE: At the present time, the image Linkedin selects and it’s links cannot be edited.  I hope they change this soon because it’s very frustrating!  If the media type isn’t supported by Linkedin, a show original button will be displayed, which the viewer needs to click to open the original website.

To Rearrange Links and Media on Linkedin

Linkedin permits you to re-arrange the links and media you upload to your Linkedin profile.

  • Login to your Linkedin profile
  • Click Profile in the header of your Linkedin profile’s home page
  • Select Edit Profile
  • Drag the items to rearrange them in the order you want

To Move Links and Media on Linkedin

You can easily move media samples from one section to another
  • Login to your Linkedin profile
  • Click Profile in the header of your Linkedin profile’s home page
  • Select Edit Profile
  • Scroll to the media you’d like to move and click the edit icon
  • Use the drop down menu to select which section of your profile to move it to
  • Click save
  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 drop down menu under Move this media to and select which section of your profile you’d like to move it to.
  4. Click Save.

To Remove Links and Media on Linkedin

If for any reason you wish to remove any media from your Linkedin profile
  • Login to your Linkedin profile
  • Click Profile in the header of your Linkedin profile’s home page
  • Select Edit Profile
  • Scroll to the media you’d like to remove and click the edit icon
  • Click Remove this Media
  • Click Yes, remove it

 


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