How to Post a Video on LinkedIn

Video cover blog postA couple of posts ago I talked about adding video to your profile and included some instructions.  The instructions may not have been as clear as I would like so I’m taking a second stab at it.

There are two ways to do this; both using applications.  I’m going to explain how to do so using the Google Presentation application.  I’m going to assume that you have already added the Google Presentation application to your profile.  If you would like to see a tutorial on posting a video with SlideShare go to Nathan Kievman’s profile and he discusses doing so in a video.

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1.  Sign into LinkedIn and on the left you have your side navigation links.  At the bottom is the link for “Applications” and you want to click on it.

2.  On the applications page you want to click on “Google Presentation”.

3.  On the Google Presentation page…at the top right… is a text link:  “Go to application”.  Click on it.

4.  On the next page (Headline is “How will You Present Yourself) you’ll see an empty white box on the left side and text above.  In the text is a text link “create your presentation”.  Click on this link.

5.  This takes you to Google Docs and has started an untitled presentation document.  You want to click on the Insert Tab and select “Video”

6.  This will open a pop up window that allows you to search You Tube for videos.  Once you find your video click on it and that will activate the “Select Video” button below.  Click on the button.

7.  This adds the video to your presentation.  If you notice a lot of white space around the video you want to resize it.  Simply click on the white boxes at the corners of the video and drag them to fill in the white space.

8.  Next click on the File Tab and chose “Rename” to rename your video.

9.  Next click on the File Tab and choose “Save and Close”.

10.  This will take you back to the Google Docs page and your presentation will be shown.  Click on the check box next to your video.  Next click on the More Actions Tab and choose “Publish”.

11.  This opens up another page and you want to click on the “Publish Document” button.  You can then close this browser page.

12.  Go back to the original page that you clicked on “create your presentation”.  Refresh the screen and your new presentation should be visible in the left box.  There should be an ad in the right box.

Your presentation will be underlined and look like a hypertext link.  Click on your presentation and this activates the blue “Post to Profile” button.  There is a check box next to it to notify your network that you have posted a new presentation.  Click on the blue button.

13.  If you see your video in the right box you’ve now posted the video presentation to your profile.

14.  Go to your public profile to double check that your video is there.

It looks a lot more complicated than it is if you follow the steps outlined above.  If your video is not on YouTube you will need to create a YouTube account and load your video there first.

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Sean Nelson

Sean has been a Keynote speaker at Norvax University, conducts social media workshops and webinars, and has released three books on LinkedIn and written several social media guides. Sean currently runs Social Media Sonar, which in addition to providing free resources, manages social media strategies and tactics for companies. He is also a partner in Surge Labs, a conversion rate optimization company, helping companies improve conversions and profitability through scientific testing of Landing Pages, Websites, Email communications, and Shopping Carts.

17 thoughts on “How to Post a Video on LinkedIn”

  1. I went to three other blogs on this subject and failed miserably. Your step by step is so clear that I now have video in my linked in profile! Thanks so much.

    Question: Is there a way to embed youtube video and remove the logo and acknowledge Youtube in another manner ie a line underneath saying Courtesy of or powered by Youtube. That logo is so distracting.

  2. Barbara,

    I’m glad it made sense. The pdf version with the screenshots should make it so that anyone can add video to their profile.

    I’m not a You Tube expert but I am not aware of anyway to remove the You Tube logo. You would likely have to have one of the paid services, but I have not looked into how you would access the video based on Google presentations.


  3. Your directions are wonderful. Thank you.
    I’ve been able to post a terrific video that I co-produced for my organization. My only question is how to make captions for the presentation.

  4. Sande,

    I think you would have to add the captions in the movie editing process. All that Google Presentations is doing is providing a framework for your movie to play…it’s the TV set.


  5. Sean,
    Thanks so much with this advise and step by step direction. You made something that looks hard so easy to navigate. I appreciate all you do and the help you provide.

  6. Sean,
    I tried to upload a youtube video to my profile, but followed someone else’s instructions online (I had not come upon YOUR instructions yet!)
    I was almost finished and ran into a glitch, and as a result, canceled everything. I found your instructions, and decided to give it another try. Now, when I try to start again, using your instructions, it says that I already have ‘google presentation’ and when I hit ‘create’, it just clicks and clicks and clicks. The ‘time bar’ at the bottom appears as if it is uploading something, but when it reaches the far right of the bar, nothing happens. What did I do by inadvertantly trying this before and stopping too soon??

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