How To Claim Your Personal LinkedIn Profile URL

When you join LinkedIn your account is assigned a rubbish profile URL. Something like www.linkedin.com/in/your-name-731987323.

In 9 simple steps every Linkedin user can claim their FREE personal profile URL (vanity URL). Change the rather naff www.linkedin.com/in/your-name-731987323 into the much more professional www.linkedin.com/in/yourname

These steps are also available as a video on LinkedIn.

Step 1 of 9: Tap your profile picture.

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Step 2 of 9: Tap the ‘View Profile’ link.

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Step 3 of 9: Tap the EDIT icon.

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Step 4 of 9: Scroll to bottom and tap ‘Edit contact info’ link.

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Step 5 of 9: Tap the EDIT icon.

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Step 6 of 9: Tap the ‘Edit your custom URL’ icon.

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Step 7 of 9: Tap the box to edit the URL.

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Step 8 of 9: Choose your preferred URL.

Note: This must be unique, which means if your name is John Smith you are probably going to be disappointed. You could consider adding something like “usa” or “uk” at the end, or be bold and choose something cool.

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Step 9 of 9: Tap the ‘Save’ button to finish.

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Fox Tucker is Digital Marketing Manager for an International Media Publishing Company, and LinkedIn marketing specialist that loves to help people thrive on LinkedIn.