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How to Duplicate Your LinkedIn Profile in Multiple Languages

Your LinkedIn profile speaks volumes about you on both a personal and professional level, and you can get it to do so in multiple languages. For example, if the primary language of your LinkedIn profile is English, you can choose to display your profile in other languages, such as French, German or Arabic.

In this article, you’ll learn more about this little-known multilingual LinkedIn profile feature, how it works, and how to create your LinkedIn profile in multiple languages, from Arabic to Turkish.

How the “Add profile in another language” feature works

The primary language of your LinkedIn profile is the language you used to create your LinkedIn account. Note, however, that this language may be different from your interface language.

With the Add Profile in Another Language feature, you can easily duplicate your LinkedIn profile in other supported languages. Once set up, LinkedIn members can view your profile in your chosen language, as long as it matches any of your additional profile languages. Otherwise, they can only view your profile in your primary language.

You are only allowed one profile per language. And although there’s currently no setting that allows you to directly change the language of your primary profile, there’s an easy workaround. We’ll show you how in a moment.

How to duplicate your LinkedIn profile in multiple languages

You can set up your LinkedIn profile in multiple languages ​​using only a computer, and it’s easy to do.

Go to LinkedIn, click the Me button in the top-right of your screen, then click View Profile. Click the Me button again to withdraw the dropdown menu.

Now, click on Add profile in another language and click on the dropdown button under New language profile to choose your new language.

Select your new language from the dropdown list. There are over 20 languages ​​to choose from. Enter your first name and last name in the space provided. For example, if you have a French spelling of your name, you can use this to differentiate this profile from your English profile.

You also have the option of writing your own LinkedIn title. You can simply copy and translate your current headline, or write something unique and compelling for your new profile. Click Create Profile when done, then click Done to finalize.

Your new profile will now appear on your LinkedIn page. To access it, just click the Me button, click View Profile, click the Me button again to bring up the dropdown menu, then click New Language.

It will be displayed alongside your other profiles so that you can easily switch profiles from one language to another. You can edit each of your profiles independently, regardless of language.

To add more languages, click Me, click View Profile, then click Me again. Now, click on the globe icon on the right side of the page, click on the Add profile in other language button and repeat the above steps.

To remove a LinkedIn profile in another language, just go to the relevant language, click the X , then click Remove. Note that all information on a deleted LinkedIn profile will be lost, so you may want to save important data before deleting it.

How to change the primary language of your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn allows only one profile per language and there is no direct way to change the language of your primary profile. If you want to change the language of your primary LinkedIn profile, here’s what to do instead.

Scenario 1: You have a profile and want to change its primary language

For example, if your primary profile language is English, and you want to change it to another language, such as French, without adding a second profile in another language, you must do this.

Go to your LinkedIn profile, click the Me button, click View Profile, and click Add Profile in Another Language. Click Choose, select English as the language for the new profile, then select your desired language as the language for the existing profile. Fill out the rest of the form and your primary profile language will be changed to your new language.

Scenario 2: You have multiple profiles and want to change the language of your primary profile

If you already have profiles in other languages ​​but want to change the language of your primary profile, delete all secondary profiles except your primary profile. Then repeat the steps in Scenario 1 above to change the language of your primary profile.

What happens after creating a LinkedIn profile in other languages?

After you create additional LinkedIn profiles in other languages, you’ll notice that they’re all identical copies of your primary LinkedIn profile, except for the language. Other LinkedIn members can view your profile in all other languages ​​as well. When the page loads they will be asked to select the language in which they want to view your profile.

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