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Zoom has added a new field of pronouns on Tuesday that will appear aside next to people’s names in calls, basically the same as how they look until now when people have manually entered them, along with options to manage when they’re displayed. They’ll also be visible under people’s names on their profile cards.
For accounts on the free Basic Zoom plan, these pronouns will be visible by default on their profile pages. as well as for accounts with a single licensed user but will be off by default for accounts with multiple users, though administrators can turn it on in their account settings.
Users can now decide whether they want their pronouns to be shared in meetings and webinars especially now that there are options in profile settings for Zoom to always share, never share, or to ask during every meeting.
The flexibility could also 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.
You can set Zoom to ask if you’d like to share your pronouns. (Photo Credit: Zoom)
Zoom is among several sites and services that have rolled out dedicated pronoun fields recently. Instagram and Slack both added them last month, and Twitter is working on a pronoun field for its revamped profiles.