What will my badge look like on LinkedIn?

Updated 06/06/2023

You have two sharing options for LinkedIn - Newsfeed and Profile. 

If you share to your Newsfeed, the badge image will appear and your contacts can comment on the post. The Newsfeed is a fun way to get feedback from your connections on your badge. 


Add to your Profile to make your accomplishment a permanent part of your online resume.  Your achievement will populate within the License & Credential section of your profile. As you can see, the badge image doesn't display in the Accomplishments section of the profile. LinkedIn has decided they would rather show the company logo of your badge issuer. You can click the "See certificate" button to verify badge details on Credly.


Note: If you have already manually entered the details of the achievement your badge represents, you can simply Edit the certificate details to add your public badge URL.


If you choose to only add your badge to your profile,  when you click next, you'll see a pop up from LinkedIn that asks to share with your network.    If you click next, it will post an image to your feed and not your badge image to click through to Credly.  This option should be skipped, and you should share your badge to your feed through Credly as stated above. 
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You might be wondering why it's valuable to add your certification through Credly if you've already manually typed it into your LinkedIn profile. By sharing your badge to LinkedIn from Credly, anyone can click on that company logo or the certification name to learn more about your skills and verify your certification's authenticity. That ability to verify and learn more are key benefits of your badges.  

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