You Can Now Easily Add Media to Your LinkedIn Profile

By: Viveka Friday December 14, 2012 24 comments Tags: New on LinkedIn, New LinkedIn UI, Rich Media, LinkedIn Video

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I changed my mind again about LinkedIn's new user interface.  Again.  They pissed me off with the removal of LinkedIn Apps, and LinkedIn Events.  I was also not thrilled with the relagation of  LinkedIn Polls being to a Groups only tool.  That being said, I am in love with the ability to add rich media content to your profile, easily, through a simple link. So I am happy with LinkedIn again.

Many folks were upset with the removal of apps – it was all we talked about in the #LinkedInChat last week!  However, this new link makes adding video and other content WAAAAAY easier.  And other apps like Tripit, JD Supra’s Legal Updates and Box.net take a bit more set up – but are still relatively easy to add.  Wordpress is still not as easy as I would like - although as Steve Cassady (my fearless co-moderator of #LinkedInChat) points out, you can always use BufferApp.

If you read my book, LinkedIn Marketing:  An Hour a Day, you know that I predicted that LinkedIn would have to move in the direction of adding media to their profiles. So the fact that you can now add pictures, video, images, documents, presentations, your blog posts, etc. with a simple click makes me very very happy.

Here's the video in case you don't like to read, or just scroll down for the simple steps on how to add media to your profile.

Steps to Adding Rich Media Content



  1. First of all, make sure that you are in edit profile mode.

  2. Scroll down to your Summary section, your Experience section, or your Education section.

  3. Click on the add media link that looks like the little square box between the pen and the positioning arrow.

  4. Add your link. (Your video, image, document or presentation must have a URL address)

  5. Once you've added the link, you can edit the title field and description.

  6. Then all you have to do is hit save. And you've got your video your image your presentation smack dab in the middle of your LinkedIn profile.



What a great way to add a sales presentation to your profile, or add a video of you speaking to an audience, or add your resume in your job search.

The opportunities and options go on and on. I am back in love with LinkedIn.

What kind of media are you going to add to your profile?  Let us know in comments below!

About the Author: Viveka

Viveka is author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert”.
CEO of Linked Into Business, she also hosts the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter and co-moderates LinkedStrategies, the largest LinkedIn strategy group on LinkedIn.
Forbes has listed her as a top social media influencer for three years running, and she has been cited in Ragan, CNN, Forbes, Mashable, Simple Living, Bloomberg, LinkedIn's Small Business Site and "The Sophisticated Marketer's Guide to LinkedIn, The Miami Herald, Social Media Today and The Social Media Examiner!

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Great Overview Viveka, you are always have the lastest updates and change. You are real time expert, fresh content. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work. Happy Holidays Doug Lehman in ATL Social Selling TV

- Doug Lehman


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Nice article, Unfortunately the feature is not open to my profile as they are releasing it slowly. I guess I will have to wait... Thanks, Fabio

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Thanks Viveka, finally the add media button is available but limited to some sections only. I can't add media to my publication, awards and honors, etc..

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Anyt idea when users will be able to (again) add rich content to their status posts?

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Hi Kent - Correct - it is only available in Summary, Experience and Education that I could see...

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Thanks for making me happy with LinkedIn again, too, Viveka :) I'm still sorry about the loss of a WP app, but the new features you described are excellent consolation. Good idea from Steve Cassady ....Hadn't thought about Buffer to work around the WP loss. I'll have to look at how I can implement that. Thanks again!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on adding rich media content. Regards

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Hi everyone. From what I can tell, the Rich Media Attachment tool is being rolled out to individuals that had applications installed in their old profiles, first. So, If you did have applications installed, you probably can see the option already. If not, it should be coming soon. Jonathan

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As soon as you get the meda add button - then yes, you will be able to add links to your video :) Works best with YouTube - but I bet other services work too.

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I'm afraid I don't. But I do think it automatically comes with the new UI> You can try and force it my getting a slidshare.net account and linking it to LinkedIn. That has worked for a few people.

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Viveka, sadly I have to ask one of those dumb questions, being a LinkedIn newbie. I do not see the "Add Media" button anywhere when I am in Edit Mode. So here is my dumb or maybe just very obvious answer question: Do I have to upgrade to a paid subscription to be able to access this feature? Thanks, Gary

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