How to find and customize your LinkedIn URL

Your profile URL is an extension of your brand, so be sure to promote yourself effectively.


Customize LinkedIn Profile URL

You can share your name with other LinkedIn members, but your LinkedIn URL is unique. It’s the only thing that identifies you as you.

This is why recruiters often ask for your profile URL instead of your profile name. Yet most users don’t know how or where to find their LinkedIn URLs.

Maybe so, but did you also know that you can edit and customize your profile URL? In this article, you’ll learn how to localize and customize your LinkedIn URL. You will also find out what happens when you change it.

How to Find Your LinkedIn Profile URL

It’s easy to find your LinkedIn profile URL through a desktop, mobile browser, or the LinkedIn app.

On computer and mobile web browser

  1. Log in to your LinkedIn account and click on one of your profile pictures on the left of your screen. You can also click on your profile picture titled Me at the top of the page, then on See profile.
    LinkedIn click profile picture
  2. Your LinkedIn profile URL will now be visible in your browser’s address bar.
    Highlighted LinkedIn URLs
  3. To copy it, just right-click on the address bar and click Copy.
  4. On the mobile web browser, your profile URL will include an additional “/mwlite/” element.

To view another member’s profile URL, enter their name in the To look for box and click on the appropriate result.

Related: How to Add Name Pronunciation to Your LinkedIn Profile

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On the LinkedIn mobile app

  1. Open the LinkedIn app and tap your profile picture.
  2. Faucet See profile then scroll down to the “Contact” section.
  3. You can find your LinkedIn profile URL in the “Your Profile” section.
  4. Long press to copy, open or share it.

How to Edit and Customize Your LinkedIn Profile URL

You can easily customize your LinkedIn profile URL as follows.

On computer and mobile web browser

  1. Log in to your LinkedIn account and click on your profile picture.
  2. Click on Edit public profile and URL.
    LinkedIn click Edit public profile and URL
  3. Click the pen icon under the “Edit your custom URL” section at the top right of the page.
  4. You can only edit the part of the URL in the area starting with the blinking cursor.
    LinkedIn change profile URL
  5. Your preferred URL should be 3-100 letters or numbers with no spaces, symbols or special characters. The editable part is case insensitive, so capitalize it as you wish.
  6. hurry To safeguard once you have finished.


Note that you can only change your LinkedIn profile URL five times in six months. If someone else has already taken the custom URL you want, you can choose a different one.

Related: How to Spot a Fake LinkedIn Profile

On the LinkedIn mobile app

  1. Open the LinkedIn app, tap your profile picture, then tap See profile.
  2. Scroll down and tap the pen icon in the “Contact” section.
  3. Tap the profile URL.
  4. Tap the pen icon under “Edit your custom URL”.
  5. Enter your preferred URL and press To safeguard once you have finished.

What Happens After You Change Your LinkedIn Profile URL

When you change your LinkedIn profile URL, the original URL will remain unavailable to other members for six months.

If needed, you should be able to revert to your old URL as soon as you’ve changed it. If not, contact LinkedIn support.

You should update all of your previous job submissions with your new profile URL to avoid a “Profile Not Found” error when members try to find you.

Related: How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile to Get More Clients

Own your LinkedIn profile URL

Your LinkedIn profile URL is your unique identifier on LinkedIn. Personalize it with your name or brand name to look more professional.

If you have LinkedIn namesakes, your custom profile URL can help you stand out. It’s also more memorable for everyone you share it with.

A catchy and memorable custom profile URL could prove to be a valuable asset that you can use to your advantage when searching for a job on LinkedIn.


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