Instagram has added a new ‘Pronouns’ option on user profiles that allows users to select up to four pronouns so people know how they should be referenced in interactions.
As you can see here, the new option is listed in your profile settings – just select ‘Edit Profile’> ‘Pronouns’ and you can enter any credentials you choose.
Instagram provides a range of pronoun options, which will display in the window as you enter your chosen terms. Users can edit or delete chosen pronouns at any time, while you can also choose whether your pronoun list is shown to everyone or only to your followers in the app.
This is a good addition for Instagram, which adds to its broader focus on maximizing inclusion and ensuring that all users are able to represent themselves the way they want on the platform.
This movement is actually gaining more strength in the broader social media arena, with LinkedIn also recently adding pronoun lists to its user profiles, while Instagram’s parent company, Facebook, had pronoun options available. in its user display tools. since 2014, although they have evolved considerably over time.
For many, the addition won’t make any difference in the way they use the app, but for those to whom it is relevant, it’s an extremely important update, and will go a long way in validating their identity and improving their skills. interactions based on their Insta profile.
The update is now available in the latest version of the app.