Instagram gets a new feature, that let users add preferred pronouns in profiles, as alternate gender identities


Instagram on Wednesday introduces a new feature that lets English-language users enhance profiles to show new gender pronouns they want to be applied to them in conversation.

The photo/ video sharing platform became the lasted internet service to broaden beyond basic “he” or “she” references to pronouns preferred by those with alternate gender identities.

“Add pronouns to your profile,” Instagram said in a tweet. “The new field is available in a few countries, with plans for more.”

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According to Facebook-owned service, users can opt to have pronoun choices shown publicly, or just to friends at the service.

“We are giving people more tools to express themselves on Instagram,” the Facebook-owned service said.

“Sharing pronouns has been widely adopted by our community, and with this feature, we hope to normalize the adoption further,” it added.

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Instagram added that it consulted with advocacy groups on pronoun options.

The addition to Instagram profiles was rolled out globally in English, with work being done to expand to other languages, according to Instagram.


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