LinkedIn’s 14 Million Members Can Now Include Professional Photo Within Their Online Profile
Mountain View, CA — September 27, 2007 — LinkedIn Corporation, the world’s largest online professional network, today announced LinkedIn’s 14 million members will now have the option of adding a professional photo to their online profile. Because many people can recognize and remember faces of colleagues and classmates more easily than names, the new feature will be useful to LinkedIn members as they make more connections and grow their professional networks. Photos will be available as part of individual LinkedIn profiles beginning Friday, September 28.
“Many of our members have requested to have professional photos added to LinkedIn profiles as a way to make the network even easier to use,” said Adam Nash, Senior Director of Product, LinkedIn. “This new feature will provide another effective way to find trusted colleagues and classmates while keeping the professional experience that defines LinkedIn.” LinkedIn members who want to add a professional photo to their profile can do so quickly and easily on the LinkedIn site. They will also have the ability to upload a larger photograph and edit it into a professional headshot that can be incorporated into their LinkedIn profile.
To ensure privacy, LinkedIn members will have the option to control whether their photo is visible to their connections, their broader network of second and third degree connections, or the entire LinkedIn network. LinkedIn members will also have the option to use the LinkedIn network without photos.
LinkedIn is the Internet’s premier professional network, where over 14 million professionals find customers, jobs, employees, investors, business partners, service providers, industry experts and opportunities through their network of business relationships. With over 14 million members, the LinkedIn network is currently adding 25 new members every minute of every day.
LinkedIn takes your professional network online, giving you access to people, jobs and opportunities like never before. Built upon trusted connections and relationships, LinkedIn has established the world’s largest and most powerful professional network. Currently, more than 14 million professionals are on LinkedIn, representing all five hundred of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as a wide range of household names in technology, financial services, media, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, and numerous other industries. LinkedIn is backed by world-class investors including Sequoia Capital, Greylock, the European Founders Fund and Bessemer Venture Partners.