LinkedIn New Cover Photo


LinkedIn has started to add the Cover Photo option to free accounts.

LinkedIn added the cover photo option for Premium accounts back in June, and since July, they have been adding this option to some free accounts (The Social Media Hat).

The purpose of your LinkedIn account is to house your professional profile: past and current jobs, accomplishments, awards, volunteer opportunities, etc. Your LinkedIn account should give an accurate, and up to date, picture of who you are as a professional. Treat is as a very thorough resume.

LinkedIn has started to add more visual options such as photo covers and visual file uploads to make the social site more flexible. We suggest you take advantage of these capabilities, and use this space to show off your professional personality.

I chose to go with Fall leaves since this is my absolute favorite time of year, and I will continue to adapt and change this decor space as the year goes on.

The size information for this photo is 1400 pixel width by 425 pixel height, in jpeg, png, or gif format. The file size must also be less than 4MB.

If you need assistance creating professional looking cover photos on LinkedIn, or any other social media site, please send us an email at


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