How to get your LinkedIn URL

You can use your LinkedIn URL to share your profile with other people. But what exactly is a LinkedIn URL, and how do you get yours?

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You can use your LinkedIn URL to share your profile with other people. But what exactly is a LinkedIn URL, and how do you get yours?
From job searches to sharing thoughts and connecting with businesses and colleagues, LinkedIn has all you need for a social network for professionals.
Currently, having 875 million members worldwide, the platform is becoming a more vital part to build your personal brand on LinkedIn and advance your career.
For public LinkedIn profiles, you can use your LinkedIn URL to share your profile with other people.
Find out what you need to set up your URL in our detailed guide below.
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What is a LinkedIn URL?

Your LinkedIn URL is a customizable link that makes it easier for other people to find your LinkedIn profile.
Some professionals include their URLs to business cards, and brochures, among others.
Only public profiles have visible and customizable URLs in their profile settings.

Where to find the LinkedIn URL on Desktop

You can either use a search engine or head to your LinkedIn homepage to find your LinkedIn URL.

If you want to use any search engine, simply do the following:

  1. Enter your first and last name and “LinkedIn” as search terms. (e.g., “Jacob Williams LinkedIn).
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  1. Then, click on your LinkedIn page on the search results and copy the link or URL.
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To find the LinkedIn URL in LinkedIn, here’s what you can do:

  1. First, at the top of your homepage, click the Me icon.
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  1. Then, click View profile.
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  1. Next, click the Edit Public profile & URL on the right panel on your profile page.
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  1. Finally, you will see your current URL in the Edit your custom URL section of your Public profile settings. This is your LinkedIn URL.
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Where to find the LinkedIn URL on iOS

If you want to access your LinkedIn URL using an iOS mobile device, here’s how you can easily find your URL:
  1. From the homepage, tap your profile photo > View Profile.
  1. Then, scroll down and find the Contact section.
  1. After that, locate your URL in the Your Profile section. It should be a link that starts with www.linkedin.com/in/.

Where to find the LinkedIn URL on Android

Finding your LinkedIn URL on an Android mobile device works the same with IOS devices. To find your URL, simply follow the steps below:
  1. First, from the homepage, tap your profile photo > View Profile.
  1. Next, scroll down and find the Contact section.
  1. Then, locate your URL in the Your Profile section. It should be a link that starts with www.linkedin.com/in.
According to LinkedIn, some users that are based in certain countries have a public profile link beginning with a 2-letter code based on the country (e.g. for Canada -CA- http://ca.linkedin.com/in/linkedinyourname).
This code changes automatically if you change the country listed on your profile.
 

Customizing your Linkedin URL

Customizing your URL is one of the ways to promote yourself easier on LinkedIn. It’s also one of the benefits of having a public LinkedIn profile.
When you first register on LinkedIn, you will get a standard URL. Customizing your link will enable you to make the link more searchable and SEO-friendly.
To customize your LinkedIn URL on your desktop, follow these steps:
  1. To get started, log in to your LinkedIn account and click your profile picture or the Me icon.
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  1. Then, click View Profile.
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  1. After that, click the Edit Public profile & URL on the right panel on your profile page.
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  1. Once the Public profile settings open on a new window, locate the Edit your custom URL section. Then click the pencil icon to edit your URL.
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  1. Finally, choose a valid URL and click Save after your changes.
We recommend you use your first and last name for your custom URL to stay consistent with your professional brand. If you have any certification or degree, you can also add it to your link.
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Important: LinkedIn only allows you to change your name five times within 180 days, so make sure you’re certain about your URL choice.

How to customize your LinkedIn Business Page URL

As a business, your LinkedIn Business Page URL is a great asset when you want to endorse your business and expand your network. Customizing your business link works the same as a personal URL.
To customize your LinkedIn business page URL on your desktop, here’s what you can do:
  1. Head to your LinkedIn business page and access your Super admin view.
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  1. Click the Edit Page button on the right side next to Share Page.
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  1. Click Page Info on the left.
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  1. Customize your LinkedIn Business Page URL under LinkedIn public URL, and click Save.
Note: if you change your LinkedIn URL, someone else can take your old URL after a year.

How to share LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn allows you to share profiles with your connections to introduce a member or help you find professional opportunities and grow your network.
Before jumping into the steps to share your profile, check out our best practices for a great LinkedIn profile.
To share your profile with others, follow these steps.
On desktop:
  1. On your homepage, click the Me icon.
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  1. Then, select View profile.
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  1. After that, click the More… button in the introduction section of your profile.
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  1. Select the Send profile in a message option from the dropdown. You should be redirected to the New message window.
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  1. In the window, type all the names of your connections that you want to share your profile with. You can also include a message or attach media to your message.
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  1. Finally, click Send (or press Enter to Send).
Note: You can also share a LinkedIn user’s profile with someone in your network by heading to the profile you want to share and following steps 4 to 6.
On mobile:
  1. First, tap your profile picture. Then, select View Profile.
  1. Next, find the Contact section and tap the Your Profile > Share via… option. This will give you the option to share your profile on the LinkedIn mobile app or other messaging apps available on your device.
 
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