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.
Here are instructions on how to upload a background photo to your LinkedIn profile via the LinkedIn desktop experience. This page also provides TONS of free background photos you can use for your LinkedIn profile.
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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