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Adding video to your Linkedin profile

Adding video to your Linkedin profile

The new Linkedin profile now supports media uploads, such as videos, presentations, images and documents.

Learn how to spruce up your Linkedin profile in this short video.

Linkedin Profile videos help you stand out from the crowd!

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In this short video I’m going to show you how we can add videos, presentations and other media to our LinkedIn profile.

LinkedIn previously supported a SlideShare app which let you show slides and video on your LinkedIn profile.  They’ve recently stopped supporting the Slideshare app and have now replaced it with native LinkedIn media player.  It’s a really great interface to use and it looks fantastic.  So let’s explore how we can add our videos.

How to add videos to your linkedin profile

First, we go to our profile, and edit the profile.  You can also click this edit button down here.  Once we’ve clicked edit we’ll see this little pens showing where we can edit the text.  Here I am in my background summary and you’ll see a little plus (+) button, that’s an add media button.  If we click on that we will then see an opportunity to add media.  We can then shoot across to some media that we’ve got from elsewhere.  I’m just cutting and pasting the URL, and pop it in there.  LinkedIn finds the media, uploads it, pulls the description from the content, and then when we save it – it will embed that content on the page.

If we click play on the media, a little box pops up and it says ‘start playing media’, because it’s a presentation that I did on Prezi software , which does a moving slideshow.  So it’s really easy to put up.  It’s a great way to show some work that you’ve done, if you’ve done a report, or a presentation.  It can be in the form of a video, a PDF, images or a SlideShare media like this.

I’ve checked that our video is working, then we can roll down and look at the other sections we can add media to.  In this case I’ve got my experience working as a vet.  I can add video, or a picture of myself working at the practice; and similarly past roles and positions.  And we can add quite a few, it’s not just one picture to each section.  I’ve added five there, and it looks like it could take another few, as well.

You can add quite a lot of information and really flesh out your profile; great if you do have a portfolio, or if you’ve done a lot of work for different roles.  So that’s how we add our LinkedIn profile information.  I really think it’s a great way to stand out from an otherwise pretty text heavy profile.  It makes it more interesting and gives people a reason to connect with you.

Influential Prezi screenshot - in the future economyBy the way, if you haven’t seen or used the awesome Prezi presentation app before, you are in for a treat. Check out this Prezi I did on Influential – Personal and Business Branding Prezi

 

 

Thanks very much for reading and watching – if you have any questions about this let us know in the comments below.

 

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  • Have you added video to your Linked-in Profile yet? What about others in your industry?

    January 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    • I am facing the same problem too. Its Feb 24th 2013. My linkedin profile is old one. Does it mean i cannot upload the videos ever???

      February 25, 2013 at 2:39 pm
      • Hi Pushkar, you should be able to update your linkedin profile – look for a message at the top or contact support.
        The new profile is really nice to work with.
        Thanks for commenting.

        February 25, 2013 at 3:44 pm
  • Its Feb 11th and I do not see the plus symbol to add media anywhere after clicking edit, looks like they removed this feature.

    February 11, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    • Hi Andrew, thanks for your feedback – this is still working for me – do you have the new Linkedin profile? If you are still stuck with it just email me and I’ll take a look with you.

      February 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm
    • Hi Andrew. I can’t see the plus symbol since I have an OLD linkedin profile design. The problem is that I can not find a way to upgrade it to the NEW one. Any suggestions?

      March 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm
  • Judy Kauffman

    the “+” add media is only available to a select group of LinkedIn users… they are in the process of rolling it out and are not providing any ETA for when we can all use it. Doesn’t matter if you upgrade, etc.

    March 29, 2013 at 2:08 am
  • Try visiting this page and you may get an option to “Be one of the first to get the new Linkedin profile” http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Be-one-first-get-new-2050351.S.178386139

    April 18, 2013 at 10:32 am
  • 23rd April 2013. Thanks for posting this Dallas – it looks like a GREAT feature. I have the new LinkedIn profile – but not a premium account … I wondered if this feature might only be available to premium users?

    April 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm
  • Hi Suzanne, it is nice, isn’t it.
    This feature doesn’t require a premium account. If you have a new profile you should see little edit/pen icons on the right above each section – just click these to add media.
    A lot of people don’t have the new profile so are having trouble.

    April 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm
  • Thanks for the tip !! I was able to fix my issue with uploading a business promo video to my LinkedIn account… I appreciate finding this info… 🙂

    https://au.linkedin.com/in/shariode

    February 1, 2016 at 12:11 pm