LinkedIn Background Images

By Tim Priebe on June 17, 2014

By Tim Priebe on June 17, 2014

Note: Looking for free LinkedIn background images you can use? Try another blog article of ours, 24 LinkedIn background images.

Social media in general has been moving more and more toward the visual end of the spectrum. All the major players have been putting emphasis on photos and images, with LinkedIn being no exception.

On June 4, 2014, LinkedIn made a number of changes for its premium members. I covered those changes in a previous article. Possibly the most visible change that can be seen by all LinkedIn members is the new background image at the top of the profile of Premium members.

Of course, this is similar to the cover image Facebook and Google+ rolled out in 2012. In fact, LinkedIn already had something similar (but smaller) for its company pages and showcase pages.

LinkedIn provides twenty-two of their own photos, or you can upload your own. Suggested dimensions are 1400 pixels wide by 425 pixels tall. The file has to be a JPG, PNG, or GIF under 4MB.

The options LinkedIn has available

If you’re in Oklahoma City, you can use the below image of the OKC skyline, courtesy of local photographer Brent Fuchs. Click on the image to get the full sized version.


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  1. Avatar Matt on June 17, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Another insightul and helpful article, Tim!

    • Tim Priebe Tim Priebe on June 17, 2014 at 7:33 am

      Thanks, Matt. Happy to help again!

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