3 good reasons you should have a recent photo on your profile 

have a recent photo on your profile
have a recent photo on your profile

We all know that a picture is worth thousands of words. So, being an active person on social media, blogs, or even video blogs, it is important to have a picture on your profile. Below, I share three main reasons why you should regularly update your profile photo. Weather is your Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Twitter.

Why is important to have a recent photo on your profile?

Number one

Having a photo on your profile gives the visitor a sense of security and can identify you which is a good way to put a face to a name. It also helps people to associate your account with you. This brings us to number two.

Number two

We all know that hackers are targeting many profiles account, one of the best ways to protect your account is to have a photo on your profile. This will help all your connections recognize you when they receive a friend request from a fake account that uses your photo.

Number three

If you’re looking for a job, and you are proficient in using the LinkedIn platform, having a photo on your profile is one of the most powerful and fastest ways to be employed.

The recruiters will pass your profile if you don’t have a recent photo. A photo will give your LinkedIn profile for example a more substantial presence, and also will help the recruiter identify you in the event of an interview. 


I suggest you have the same photo on all your social media accounts, including in your résumé if that is your desire. Personally, I even used the same photo on my WhatsApp number and as an iPhone user also on my iMessage and iCloud account.

That’s it for this article I really hope it helps you and I invite you to share this article if you think it might help someone on your friend list.

You can find me on Twitter or LinkedIn.