Want to add some visual flair to your LinkedIn profile? Unfortunately, LinkedIn doesn’t natively allow formatting to your profile. Within LinkedIn, you can’t bold or italicize text nor can you bullet items. However; you can paste Unicode symbols and characters that display like bullets, emojis, and formatted text on your LinkedIn profile. Keep reading to learn how to take control of your LinkedIn profile!
LinkedIn Profile Formatting
LinkedIn hasn’t ever stated why it doesn’t natively allow formatting, but I believe they don’t want to become like the old, defunct social network, MySpace.
Back in the early 2000s when MySpace reigned supreme, they allowed not just simple formatting but full on CSS coding to their profiles. Before long, MySpace profiles were twinkling and flashing like the Las Vegas skyline. Most people aren’t graphic designers and when given the opportunity to format and prettify, they tend to go overboard. By not providing the ability to format, LinkedIn is keeping their users’ tendency to overdo things at a minimum and thus keep their site elegant in its simplicity.
Choose only one or two types of symbols to use in your LinkedIn profile. The more symbols you use, the cheaper and low level your profile appears. Remember, less is more!
How to Add Bullets or Symbols to Your LinkedIn Profile
Here are the directions to add symbols/bullets to your LinkedIn profile: