Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Create a custom LinkedIn [vanity] URL

  • Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile. It will be an address like "www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=000000000&" which you want to change to "www.linkedin.com/in/yourname".
  • Click Edit next to the URL directly under your profile photo (left side).
  • In the Your public profile URL box at the bottom right of the page, click "Customize your public profile URL".
  • Type the last part of your new custom URL in the text box.
  • Click Set Custom URL.
More information from LinkedIn about URLs:
  • Your custom URL can have between 5 - 30 letters or numbers. Do not use spaces, symbols, or special characters.
  • You cannot change your URL more than 3 times in 6 months. If you've already done this, you'll have to wait 6 months before you can change it again.
  • Some URLs may be unavailable. If a member uses a URL and then changes it, the URL they first chose will be unavailable for use by another member for several months. We're unable to make these URLs available upon request. If the URL you want isn't available, please select a different one.