Instagram is adding a new field in your profile to display your pronouns if you wish. Until now, you could only ever key them somewhere into your bio, or include them in your display name.
The company said that this feature is rolling out for users in a few countries without specifying which ones. If it’s available in your region, you’ll be able to add pronounce by heading to Edit Profile > Pronouns. You can choose up to four pronouns to write in the field.
Once you’ve saved the info, it’ll appear next to your display name.
Add pronouns to your profile ✨
The new field is available in a few countries, with plans for more. pic.twitter.com/02HNSqc04R
— Instagram (@instagram) May 11, 2021
Instagram doesn’t allow you to write anything in the new feature and it limits entries to gender-inclusive pronouns. We’ve asked Instagram to provide an exhaustive list of accepted pronouns, and we’ll update the story if we hear back.
You can also choose to show your pronouns to only your followers if you want to keep them a bit more private. Instagram said that this setting will be turned on for users under 18 by default.
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