How to Change Your LinkedIn Profile Photo

By Janine Warner, David LaFontaine

You can change your LinkedIn profile photo at any time. If you change your hairstyle, or your photo gets outdated, replace it with an image that will help people recognize you if they meet you in person.

If you created a LinkedIn profile very long ago, you may want to replace the small photo that LinkedIn used to require with a larger image that better fills the space.

Follow these steps to change your profile photo.

  1. With your account open, click the Edit Profile button in the top section of the page.

    The Edit button, including the camera icon, appears on the page.


  2. Click the camera icon.

    The Upload a Photo page opens.

  3. Click the Browse button.

    The Choose File to Upload dialog box opens.

  4. Browse to and choose the photo you want to use as your profile image and then click Open.

    The Choose File to Upload dialog box closes.

  5. Click the Upload Photo button.

    The image is uploaded to LinkedIn and displays in a preview window.


  6. Click and drag the yellow square to adjust the crop on your photo.

    The image will appear in LinkedIn as it appears in the cropped area in the preview.

  7. Click the Save Photo button.

    The image appears in LinkedIn as it appears in the cropped preview window.

  8. Click the Save button.

    The Upload a Photo page closes, and the profile page appears in the browser window.

  9. Click the Done Editing button, at the top of the page, to save your changes and apply them to your profile.

You can always go back to change or adjust the photo again by clicking the Edit Profile option and repeating Steps 2 through 9.