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LinkedIn Profile Pic | Use Video

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LinkedIn Profile Pic

In this short video, I’m going to show you how to make your LinkedIn profile pic stand out by using a video instead of a photo. Your profile is your first impression with new connections so why not make it stand out?

At this time, the option to add video to your LinkedIn profile is only available on mobile.

However, it does display on both mobile and desktop.


  • We’re going to start by going to LinkedIn on your mobile device.
  • Click on your profile picture at the very top which will enable you to view your profile setting.
  • Click on your profile picture again or the view profile setting link.
  • Now you can click on the plus side beside your profile picture.
  • Go to the bottom where you have the option to add a cover story.

Add video to Cover photo

This is where you can either record a video and publish it to your LinkedIn profile right away by clicking on the Red Record button or upload a prerecorded video, which is what I did. I’m going to click on the image icon and then choose my video.

I’ve set it up so I only have one video available and it needs to be 30 seconds or less.

Once I click on the video, it will show me a preview of my video while it’s showing me a preview.

I now have the option to decide if I want all LinkedIn members or just my first connections to see the video.

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I’m choosing all members.

I also have the option of adding text by clicking on the text icon or I can add stickers by clicking on the sticker icon.

So once you finish adding tags or stickers, click on next and you now can adjust the cropping of the video preview.

The video preview is what LinkedIn shows when someone views your profile. It’s the first 3 seconds of your video, but it’s on mute. If you’re happy with what you see, we’re just going to click on Add to Profile to upload it to your LinkedIn profile pick.

LinkedIn will give you a message saying it may take a few moments for your video to appear. Mine was right away, and I knew that by the orange ring around my profile pic.

Check out the video above to see my LinkedIn Profile Video in an action. Or check out my Tips with Traci YouTube channel where I break down digital marketing for the small business owner and entrepreneur.

LinkedIn is a great platform to incorporate into your digital marketing strategy. In this video I go over how to repurpose content which can help you add it as a social platform without adding to much stress to your workload.

And that’s it! Thanks for watching!

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