Social media platform Instagram is working on one feature or the other to enhance the user experience.
The photo-sharing app announced today it will now let users add up to four pronouns to their profiles.
The user will have the choice to make the pronouns public or make them visible only to their followers. Instagram has rolled out the feature only in a few countries.
The company has not shared its plans to expand the feature in all markets.
Sharing a glimpse of the feature on Twitter, Vice President of Product at Instagram, Vishal Shah tweeted, “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.”
The user can add the pronouns to their profile under the Edit Profile section. The option to add pronouns is available right below the Name column.
Once they add pronouns, it will be displayed to your profile if you allow it. For users below the age of 18, the pronouns will only visible to their followers and not the public.
For the unversed, we use pronouns to refer to people. Some of the pronouns that users can add to their profiles are they/them/theirs, she/her/hers, he/him/his. This is just an example of which pronouns can be added, the list is vast and any combination is possible.
Users will have to fill up a form at https://help.instagram.com/contact/ to Submit pronouns that don’t appear as options when adding them to your profile. Instagram has said that it “will continue to update the list of terms over time so that more people around the world can share their pronouns more easily.”
As Instagram considered launching the update, users across the globe had specified their gender or added pronouns on their profiles.
However, now there is a dedicated profile that can be used by the people if they wish to display their gender on the profile.
Instagram has not revealed in which countries have it launched the new feature.
Some users in the United States were able to add pronouns to their profiles.