How to find your LinkedIn URL or change it to a custom address

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How to find your LinkedIn URL or change it to a custom address
Knowing your LinkedIn URL can help you share your profile and get hired. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images
  • You can find your LinkedIn URL - the link that leads to your profile - on your profile page.
  • It's important to know your LinkedIn URL so you can share your profile page with others, including potential employers.
  • Your URL is assigned by LinkedIn, but you can change it in account settings.

LinkedIn is a helpful resource for professionals to connect with colleagues, business associates, and potential employers. The site basically allows you to create a publicly accessible resume that highlights your best work, and it can help expedite your job search and career.

LinkedIn also makes it easy to find your unique profile URL so you can share it with other people, include it in job applications, or add it to your personal website.

You can easily find your LinkedIn URL from your profile page, and you can even change it if you're not happy with it or want something more recognizable - here's how.

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How to find your LinkedIn URL

1. Go to the LinkedIn website and log in with your username and password.

2. In the toolbar running across the top of your home screen, click the Me button under your profile photo to open a drop-down menu of options.

3. Click View Profile to go to your profile page.

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How to find your LinkedIn URL or change it to a custom address
Under "Me," select "View Profile." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

4. Once your profile loads, look at the URL bar at the top of your web browser. The URL there is your LinkedIn URL.

How to find your LinkedIn URL or change it to a custom address
Your profile URL will be in the address bar. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

Note: All LinkedIn URLs begin with https://www.linkedin.com/in/ - and what comes after that is your unique username.

How to change your LinkedIn URL

You can also change your URL, which LinkedIn automatically generates based on your name, to whatever you'd like it to be - here's how.

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1. From the homepage of the LinkedIn website, go to your profile page by clicking the Me button in the top-right and selecting View Profile in the drop-down.

How to find your LinkedIn URL or change it to a custom address
Under "Me," select "View Profile." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

2. On the right side of your profile page, click Edit public profile & URL. This will launch a new tab.

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How to find your LinkedIn URL or change it to a custom address
Click the "Edit public profile & URL" button on the right. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

3. On the right side of the new page, you'll see your current URL listed under Edit your custom URL.

4. Beside your current URL, click the Edit icon, which looks like a pencil.

How to find your LinkedIn URL or change it to a custom address
Click the pencil icon next to your current URL. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

5. Type a new URL in the box, and click Save to confirm your changes. LinkedIn will alert you if your selected handle is not available, or if you need to choose a new one. When your new URL is confirmed, LinkedIn will display a message saying so.

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How to find your LinkedIn URL or change it to a custom address
Enter your new URL and hit "Save." Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider
How to contact LinkedIn customer support using its online help center and forum How to upload your resume to LinkedIn and allow prospective employers to view it on your profile How to create a company page on LinkedIn to promote your business and post job openings How to share your own LinkedIn profile or someone else's on desktop or mobile, to build your network and connect others
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