How to Change Your LinkedIn Profile’s Background Photo on the Mobile App
April 20, 2020
I often get questions from people regarding LinkedIn. When I feel the question is shared by others, I post it here on my blog for all to read. Keep reading to learn about updating your LinkedIn profile’s background photo via the mobile app.
How do I change my LinkedIn profile’s background photo on the mobile app! I can upload a new profile picture and add a new headline but I can’t seem to change my background picture. HELP ME!!!!
Whether you are visiting someone else’s profile or you are viewing your own profile, the background photo shows clearly. It’s right there!
Clicking on the edit button/pencil icon gets you into edit mode but suddenly, the background image just disappears!
You aren’t crazy. It’s IMPOSSIBLE to upload a background image via LinkedIn’s mobile app. The only way to do it is through their desktop experience.
Great News! As of 4/2/2021, LinkedIn now allows you to upload a background photo from the LinkedIn app!!!! Click the edit icon on the background image on your photo from within the LinkedIn mobile app and you can upload an image from your phone.
I have no idea why LinkedIn doesn’t allow this basic functionality. Perhaps in the future, it will be added but until then, the only workaround is to access their desktop experience and upload from there.
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