# How to include social's icons like gitHub and linkedin in ModernCv?

I am using modernCv, classic style and I need to include my linkedIn and gitHub icons next to my account address in my cv. None of the solutions mentioned here nor here have worked for me. Do you have any suggestions?

Package/font fontawesome provides these symbols:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontawesome}

\begin{document}
\faStackExchange, and \faStackOverflow
\end{document}


• Great! It works well! How can I use a different display name for it? It won't work like this: \faGithub{real URL}{display-name} Nov 11 '16 at 18:08
• Solved by this! \faGithub\href{real URL}{display-name} Nov 11 '16 at 18:36
• I can't manage to use the \faStackOverflow on sharelatex even thought \faGithub does work. I'm using LuaLatex to compile. The error I get is the generic Undefined control sequence Jan 8 '18 at 13:26
• @DiegoAgher The example works with the recent CTAN version 4.6.3.2 (fontawesome.sty reports 4.6.3.1). Maybe, ShareLaTeX uses an older version. The ChangeLog of the documentation does not tell, which symbol was introduced in which version. Jan 8 '18 at 17:10
• How could I add my credit in stackoverflow or math.SE in my CV in latex? Jun 19 '19 at 17:00

In my case the linked solution did work for me (maybe your LaTeX distribution was too old?), so I'll mention it for people that arrive on this page. You can use the \social command already included in Moderncv. Taken from this example in the "manual":

\social[linkedin]{john.doe}
\social[xing]{john\_doe}
\social[github]{jdoe}
\social[gitlab]{jdoe}
\social[skype]{jdoe}


You can also customize the url using something like:

\social[linkedin][www.linkedin.com/in/myname/]{My name}


Firstly, add a new class file name 'moderncv.cls' and paste the code in the link https://github.com/xdanaux/moderncv/blob/master/moderncv.cls

\collectionnew{socials}


Then add the bellow code before it (as much copy as you needed)

\newcommand*{\googlescholarsocialsymbol}  {\includegraphics[width=0.5cm]{example-image-a}~}


'example-image-a' is the corresponding image name.

Now use as follows -

\social[researchgate]{name}

Package \usepackage{fontawesome5} may seem to be the one of the best option for adding icons, but imagine a case icon's you wanted is not included in fontawesome package like in my case at least, I have to add icon's for several online coding platforms, in that situation you can use \usepackage{graphicx} package to add you own icons: