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Your LinkedIn profile‘s web address (URL) is customizable, which means you can set it to whatever you want. Here’s how to go about changing your profile URL on LinkedIn on desktop and mobile.

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What to Know When Changing Your LinkedIn URL

When you change your URL, it will always start with the following:

After the in/ is where your custom URL will appear. The new URL must have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 300 characters. You can’t use spaces, symbols, or special characters in your URL.

You’ll likely want to change it to your name in some fashion. Keep in mind, though, that your profile URL is not case-sensitive, which means both “MaheshMakvana” and “maheshmakvana” are the same.

While changing the URL, keep in mind that you can only do that five times in a six months period.

Change Your LinkedIn Profile URL on Desktop

On a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the LinkedIn site to customize your profile URL.

To do so, launch a web browser on your computer and open LinkedIn. Sign in to your account on the site, if you are not already.

In LinkedIn’s top-right corner, click Me > View Profile.

On the right sidebar, at the top, click “Edit Public Profile & URL.”

Select "Edit Public Profile & URL" from the right sidebar.

Again, at the top of the right sidebar, in the “Edit Your Custom URL” section, click “Edit” (a pencil icon).

Your profile URL is now editable. Clear the existing URL, type the new URL of your choice, and click “Save.”

And your LinkedIn profile URL has been successfully changed. People will now need to use the new URL to access your profile. Be sure to update your other social media with your new link.

If you’d like to revert back to the previous URL, you can do so using the same steps as above.

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Change Your LinkedIn Profile URL on Mobile

On your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the LinkedIn app to change your Linkedin web address.

To start, launch the LinkedIn app on your phone. In the app’s top-left corner, tap your profile icon.

In the menu that opens, at the top, tap “View Profile.”

Select "View Profile" from the menu.

Your profile page will open. Scroll down the page to the “Contact” section, then tap “Edit” (a pencil icon).

Tap "Edit" in the "Contact" section.

At the top of the “Edit Contact Info” page, tap your current profile URL.

Tap the current profile URL.

In the “Edit Your Custom URL” section, tap “Edit” (a pencil icon).

Tap "Edit" in the "Edit Your Custom URL" section.

Your profile link field is now editable. Type a new URL for your profile and tap “Save.”

Enter a new profile URL and tap "Save."

And that’s all. Your profile URL is now changed.

If you are on Facebook, it’s also easy to change your Facebook profile URL. Check that out if you’re interested.

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Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who specializes in writing how-to guides. He has been writing tech tutorials for over a decade now. He’s written for some of the prominent tech sites including MakeUseOf, MakeTechEasier, and Online Tech Tips.
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