Instagram is working on a feature or two to improve the user experience. Today, the photo-sharing app announced that users will be able to add up to four pronouns to their profiles.
The user will have the option of making their pronouns public or only visible to their followers.
Instagram has only launched the feature in a few countries. The company has not stated whether it intends to expand the feature to all markets.
Vishal Shah, Vice President of Product at Instagram, shared a sneak peek of the feature on Twitter, saying that you can now add pronouns to your profile with a new field.
It’s another way to express yourself on Instagram, and we’ve already seen a lot of people use pronouns, so hopefully, this makes it even easier. Currently available in a few countries, with plans to expand.
Under the Edit Profile section, you can add the pronouns to their profile. The option to add pronouns is located directly below the Name column.
User-Defined Instagram Uses
If you allow it, your pronouns will be displayed in your profile. Users under the age of 18 will have their pronouns visible only to their followers, not the general public. To refer to people for the uninitiated, we use pronouns.
Users can add pronouns such as they/them/theirs, she/her/hers, and he/him/his to their profiles. This is just one example of pronouns that can be used; the list is extensive, and any combination is possible.
To submit pronouns that do not appear as options when adding them to your profile, users must fill out a form at https://help.instagram.com/contact/. Instagram has stated that it will “continue to update the list of terms over time so that more people around the world can easily share their pronouns.”
Users all over the world had specified their gender or added pronouns to their profiles long before Instagram considered releasing the update.
However, there is now a dedicated profile that people can use if they want to display their gender on their profile.
Instagram has not disclosed which countries have received the new feature. In the United States, some users were able to add pronouns to their profiles.