LinkedIn has a new background image tool

Have even frustrated with the LinkedIn background header since they updated their system this year?

 

Look here in Vivica's profile. It looks great on the desktop. Everything fits and it looks perfect.

Look what happens when I pull up my mobile phone. Most of the text is cut off.

This banner does not resize like it should, like a website does. It doesn’t resize according to what device you're using. I look at my iPad and I get even a third version of this.

It’s really frustrating and I've tested lots of different sized images but it just never seems to work right and all devices.

This morning I got a great surprise. A message popped up and it said “something new”

You go here to edit your background image.  LinkedIn says it should be 1584 x 396 but that just never seems to work on all devices.

Look what happens now.

We’ve always been able to scroll up and down. Now we can zoom in and I can even give a little spin.

This is pretty cool. Now it we can actually do something with your background image and control it instead of just having putting different images. Here's something else we can actually do, filters. There's original, your spotlight, and we have seven different filters.

They even added the brightness, contrast, saturation, and vignette.

So go ahead try these out and let me know you think. Let’s see who comes up with the best background header and I'll do a video and give you shout out!

About the Author Ted Prodromou

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