How to add Animations to your LinkedIn Profile

If you’ve been wondering how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out, I have some exciting news. I’ve discovered a way to reintroduce animations to your profile. Yes, you heard it right! Despite LinkedIn removing the profile video feature, there’s a workaround that lets you bring a bit of motion back to your professional presence. Intrigued? Let’s dive into the details.

Missing Profile Videos

LinkedIn once allowed us to upload profile videos, adding a dynamic touch to our professional image. But, alas, this feature is no longer available. Many of us miss the ability to convey our personality and message through video. It’s a valuable tool for engagement and a way to stand out in the sea of static profiles. So, what’s the solution?

Fox and Owl animate their profile.

A Clever Workaround

When it comes to updating my LinkedIn profile, I love to experiment. Yesterday, while tinkering with my profile, a cheeky idea struck me. The little devil on my left shoulder (because the angel is on vacation) whispered, “Set the file selector to all!”

Curious, I followed this mischievous advice and voila! I found a loophole that allows you to add animated content. The process is simple and doesn’t require any technical skills. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Go to your LinkedIn profile and click on the services section.
  2. Choose the option to upload media.
  3. Set the file selector to show all files, not just image files.
  4. Upload an animated file (GIF or video format).

Enhanced Engagement

The results were immediate and impressive. Adding an animation not only made my profile more engaging but also sparked curiosity among my connections. It’s a great way to showcase your creativity and make a lasting impression. While LinkedIn doesn’t officially support this feature, this workaround lets you enjoy the benefits of animated content without breaking any rules.

The Future: What’s Next for LinkedIn Profiles?

As LinkedIn continues to evolve, we can expect more changes and updates. While some features may disappear, innovative users will always find ways to make their profiles unique and engaging. This discovery is just one example of how we can adapt and make the most of the tools available to us.

PS: Which profile feature do you miss?

I’d love to hear from you. Share your thoughts and let’s discuss how we can continue to enhance our LinkedIn profiles despite the limitations.