Instagram is launching a dedicated field on users’ profiles that will enable them to share their pronouns.
Of course, users could previously denote their pronouns in their bio sections, but now Instagram is unveiling a standalone field alongside the existing sections for name, username, website, and bio. Pronouns will appear next to users’ names in a smaller, grey font.
“The new field is available in a few countries,” the company shared on Twitter, “with plans for more.”
A photo of the new feature suggests that creators will be able to add up to four pronouns to their profiles so that their followers know how to properly address them. These pronouns can be removed or edited at any time. Furthermore, a toggle switch enables creators to make their pronouns only viewable to their followers.
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The new field is available in a few countries, with plans for more. pic.twitter.com/02HNSqc04R
— Instagram (@instagram) May 11, 2021