LinkedIn is a popular professional social networking platform used by millions of people worldwide. When writing posts, articles, or other content on LinkedIn, users may want to add line breaks to split up paragraphs and improve readability.
LinkedIn’s text editor does not allow users to press Enter or Return to start a new line. Instead, line breaks need to be inserted manually using HTML code.
Here are the steps to insert a line break in LinkedIn posts and articles:
Using HTML Code
The simplest way to add a line break on LinkedIn is by using the HTML line break tag
<br>. To do this:
- Type your text as usual in the LinkedIn text editor.
- When you want to break the line, insert
<br>at that point.
- The text after
<br>will start on a new line.
This is the first line of text.
And this text will appear on a new line.
<br> tag creates a simple line break without spacing.
Using Paragraph Breaks
Another option is to use HTML paragraph tags
</p> to split text into separate paragraphs.
To do this:
- Type your text as usual.
- When you want to start a new paragraph, end the current paragraph with a closing </p> tag.
- Start the new paragraph with an opening
This is the first paragraph of text.
This is the second paragraph. It will appear separated with spacing.
This method creates more vertical whitespace between paragraphs.
Using CSS Properties
If you need more control over line spacing, you can use CSS properties:
line-height– Sets distance between lines
margin– Sets margin above and below a block
To use CSS, add a
<span> tag and include the CSS styles inline.
This is a paragraph.
And this text has increased line height and margin.
The CSS properties allow customizing the vertical spacing as needed.
Using Non-Breaking Space
An alternative for single line breaks is to use the HTML non-breaking space entity –
This is the first line
And this is the next line
The non-breaking space inserts whitespace without creating a line break.
This can be used for slight indenting or aligning text.
Here are some troubleshooting tips when working with line breaks in LinkedIn:
- Make sure to use the
<br />. The forward slash will not work.
- Check that you did not accidentally insert non-breaking spaces using where line breaks are needed.
- Try using paragraph tags
<br>to see if it fixes any issues.
- View the source of your posted content and check if the HTML tags are showing up correctly.
- Try posting a simple test line to see if basic line breaks are working as expected.
Following HTML best practices for clean, valid markup will also help avoid issues.
Here are some additional tips when using line breaks on LinkedIn:
- Use line breaks judiciously. Too many can make posts look cluttered.
- Be consistent with spacing. Don’t mix
<br>, paragraphs, and CSS styles arbitrarily.
- For readability, aim to keep lines under 100 characters.
- Add line breaks between major thought changes to make scanning easier.
- Break lines after paragraph-style headings to visually separate sections.
- Make sure line breaks display correctly on both desktop and mobile.
With the use of
<br>, paragraph tags, and CSS properties, you have full control over line breaks within LinkedIn’s editor.
Insert them appropriately as you compose content to improve readability and organization for your professional audience.