In a bid to improve everyone’s experiences and allowing people sharing more important moments, Zoom introduces a new option for users to share Pronouns. Are you wondering what Pronouns on Zoom is? Then you have to keep reading. Pronouns are the words you may like others to use for you in place of your proper name, could be your nick name, a combination of letters, basically any name of your choice! Pronouns are an essential piece for many of our diverse users across the world, and is used for expressing themselves and respectfully referring to others. It is also recognize that pronouns sharing enables users share better about themselves and be more respectfully treated on our platform.
With the Pronouns feature, you can add directly to your user profile. Numerous users have shared how they’ve been manually adding pronouns to their names and profiles within the Zoom platform. In fact, we here at Zoom have been doing the same ourselves. We’ve carefully listened to input from educators, social organizations, diversity leaders, and various Zoom customers to optimize the experience of sharing pronouns on our platform, according to official releases from Zoom.
When you add pronouns to your profile, they are visible to your Zoom contacts as part of your Zoom profile card in the mobile app and Zoom desktop. You can also choose when or if your pronouns are shown during a meeting that you host or join, or webinar that you are the host or panelist for. Webinar attendees’ pronouns are never visible.
In introducing the Pronouns feature, the app makers hope this will help users feel better expressing themselves and respectfully addressing others, which ultimately leads to a healthier and stronger culture of connectivity and an improved communications experience for everyone. This and previous decision in 2020 to extend call lengths goes on to show that Zoom is constantly looking for new ways to improve communication for user.
How To Add The Pronouns Feature
Previously to add Pronouns, Zoom users could manually edit their display name, this can happen either during a live meeting/ webinar or via their user profile page, which would then display pronouns persistently across Zoom platform. Now, it’s easy to add pronouns once and manage how they get displayed from the user profile page. Just enter your pronouns in the custom text field on your profile page. Then, choose how and when they are shared during Zoom Meetings and Zoom Video Webinars.
Pronouns will be visible by default on the profile pages for accounts on the free Basic Zoom plan, as well as for accounts with a single licensed user. The field will be off by default for accounts with multiple users, though administrators can turn it on in their account settings.
People can also decide whether they want their Pronouns to be shared in meetings and webinars. There are options in profile settings for Zoom to always share, never share, or to ask during every meeting if pronouns should be displayed. This flexibility could be useful for people who use different pronouns in various settings, but it’s important to note that pronouns are currently always visible in the profile card.
Zoom joins several social Apps in the business of connecting people to have rolled out dedicated pronoun fields recently. Instagram and Slack both added them recently, and Twitter is working on a pronoun field for its revamped profiles.