LinkedIn Rolling out Custom Profile Background Images (and How to Use This New Feature)

 Guy Kawasaki's Profile with the new Custom Background Image

Guy Kawasaki's Profile with the new Custom Background Image

It was only a matter of time before LinkedIn would join the ranks of Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and add custom background images to user profiles.

Influencers and Premium users will be the first to experience the new feature, followed by a roll out to the remainder of the user base.

Thanks to Guy Kawasaki for sharing this new feature!

 

How to Use the New LinkedIn Background Image

Sizing

The sizing is is follows:

  • minimum 1400 x 425px
  • under 4MB

Showcase Your Personal Brand

Keep it professional but don't be boring, either. A photo of you speaking at a conference or your awesome creative work space would work best.

Portfolio Highlights

Highlight your best work by showcasing one piece of collateral or a collage of your best work. 

 

How would you use this new feature to show who you are?

 

UPDATE: Here is an article that showcases seven usage ideas for the new profile background image.