Embedding Video Into Your LinkedIn Profiles

LinkedIn announced recently that it was opening up its platform to Open Source development, allowing public developers to be able to access the site's API and incorporate LinkedIn into their business and Web sites (similar to the process permitted by Facebook and Twitter).

In so doing, one could only hope that a developer will decide to create an API that will allow users to download videos into their profiles. However, if you don't want to wait on development, there is a short-cut for embedding videos into your LinkedIn profiles using Google's presentation application.

Niall HarbisonNiall HarbisonNiall Harbison, one of Simply Zesty's founders is a prominent PR/social media guru based in Ireland who assists small businesses in branding and disseminating their messages vis a vis social media. Here you can see, Niall successfully found a way to embed a video into his LinkedIn profile

Niall Harbison's LinkedIn Profile with VideoNiall Harbison's LinkedIn Profile with Video

In the absence of a formal API, this "how-to" video (below) will walk you through a somewhat  round-about way, but nonetheless an ingenious solution devised by Niall to accomplish the task of inserting videos into one's LinkedIn profile page.

Hats off to Niall and SimplyZesty for sharing his Irish 'trick of the trade' to incorporate videos into our profiles on LinkedIn.  As he notes on his Web site, "while adding video to LinkedIn might not be relevant to everybody...with video content...it can really be the difference in having your profile noticed or not."


Nov 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Meaning of videos in the web

Hi Ron.

Nice function. I guess that the meaning of short video sequences will increase more and more since it is good way to engage the visitors.

We Buddhists from the Karma Kagyü line are using live stream and podcasts to broadcast and share the teachings of Lama Ole Nydahl and others.

Best wishes,


Nov 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Thanks for the great tutorial!

What a great way to get video on your Profile. It is a fantastic way to take people favorite form of ingesting information (video) and incorportate it to your profile. Also, the Share video component is a great way to make, publish little infomercials about your self and company and upcoming events... Nice work Ron!

Nov 29, 2009
by Anonymous

Thank you. This worked I am

Thank you. This worked

I am still trying to figure out how to move the video around but I got it there.

Great work. Thanks for sharing

Nov 30, 2009
by Anonymous

Thank you.

I'm so glad you found a way to make those horrible linkedin profiles more interesting. Way to go!