Instagram Introduces New Feature Allowing Users To Use Pronouns In Their Profiles
Instagram has unveiled a new feature which allows it’s users to include pronouns in their profiles. Currently available in just a few countries, including Australia there are plans to make it accessible worldwide in the next few months.
Vishal Shah, VP of Product at Instagram said, “Now you can add pronouns to your profile with a new field. It’s another way to express yourself on Instagram and we’ve seen a lot of people adding pronouns already, so hopefully, this makes it even easier. Available in a few countries today with plans for more.”
Instagram users have the option to either display their pronouns publicly or only to their followers, though users under 18 will have the latter setting turned on by default. In order to access the new update all you need to do is fill out a form if the pronoun feature is not already available.
While the latest update is currently only available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, Instagram has confirmed there are plans to make the feature available in more countries.
It’s super simple to access the feature. Head to your profile, click the “Edit Profile” icon, and then click “Pronouns.” There you can begin typing your desired pronouns and select the appropriate terms from the available results.
Representatives at Instagram say Instagram say several LGBTQ+ organisations were consulted including The Trevor Project, GLAAD and PFLAG to create the list of available pronouns. According to Mashable, the list currently includes:
- co / cos
- e / ey / em / eir
- fae / faer
- he / him / his
- she / her / hers
- mer / mers
- ne / nir / nirs
- nee / ner / ners
- per / pers
- they / them / theirs
- thon / thons
- ve / ver / vis
- vi / vir
- xe / xem / xyr
- ze / zie / zir / hir
What do you think of this new initiative?