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LinkedIn Content Limits

Are you aware of the most current LinkedIn profile page character limitations? When creating and updating your LinkedIn profile page, you are confined to a minimum and maximum character count in the major categories. In other words, you are allocated a limited amount of space for each field. If you use your resume as a starting place to create your LinkedIn content, you will find that in some areas, such as the “Summary” on LinkedIn, you may want to add more content on LinkedIn and in many other sections you will need to reduce your content to meet the limitations.

If you are drafting your content in Microsoft Word, it is easy to measure your characters. Simply click on “Review” in the menu bar and next choose the “Word Count” icon. This will show you many facts, including word count, character count, and character count with spaces. On LinkedIn we are counting “characters with spaces” because letters, numbers, spaces, and punctuation count as a character.

These are examples of the current character limitations.

Headline: 120 characters

Summary: 2,000 characters

Position Title: 100 characters

Position Description: 200 character minimum and 1,000 character maximum

If you have a question about your LinkedIn profile page content, please feel free to ask me.

* This is a re-post of information that we shared earlier this year. We are re-posting in response to recent questions.

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