How to customize your LinkedIn URL

If you are looking for work or looking for workers, LinkedIn is the social media platform of choice. When researching potential employees, recruiters may come across your profile and review it carefully, which means presentation is important.

Although you’ve gone to great lengths to detail your work history and qualifications, some of us neglect to personalize our LinkedIn URLs. The auto-generated link looks a bit messy, but with a little effort you can put it away.

Let’s see how to display your LinkedIn URL and change it to something smoother.

How to Customize Your LinkedIn URL on Desktop

Here’s how to change your LinkedIn URL on the website:

1. Go to and log in if necessary

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2. Click on your Profile Picture and click Edit public profile and URL. When you view your profile, the current URL is displayed in the address bar

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3. Click the Change icon next to your URL

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4. Enter a custom URL and click To safeguard

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If the desired URL is not available, you will receive an error prompting you to try again. You may need to make several attempts before choosing a link that is not already in use.

How to customize your LinkedIn URL on mobile

If you prefer to do things on your phone, here’s how to change your LinkedIn URL in the mobile app:

  1. To throw LinkedIn and log in if necessarysocial media homepage on app

  2. Press your Profile Picture and select See profileLinkedIn menu on the mobile app

  3. Scroll down to the Contact section and click on the edit buttonedit linkedin mobile profile

  4. Then press Your profile URLsocial media contact details

  5. Press the Change Icon in the Edit your custom URL sectionediting your LinkedIn profile

  6. Type a custom URL and press To safeguardhow to change your LinkedIn URL on the app

Completing your mission in the mobile app is a bit of an adventure, but yields results. When you change your LinkedIn URL, the original link still directs people to your page, so you won’t need to update it where you previously posted it.

Custom LinkedIn URLs look smoother

Once you’ve populated your LinkedIn profile with work history, qualifications, and other essentials, customizing your URL should come next.

A personalized link looks classy and shows people you really mean business. Or, maybe, no one will even notice your efforts in the end. Either way, at least you’ll know your URL is pretty.

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