Instead of having users take up limited character space in bio, Instagram is now letting them select their pronouns in a specific section of their profile. Users can choose a variety of pronouns he/him, she/her, they/them. Once selected, their pronouns preference will appear in small grey letters next to their Username. “They” is often used as a singular pronoun for a person whose gender is intentionally not revealed or refers to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary, according to Merriam Webster, which selected “They” as a word of the year 2019.
The company said the new pronoun feature is currently only available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia but added plans for more. By 11th May evening, the feature appeared to be working on many United States-based profiles. Instagram is the platform that makes changes to choose their people to select and add their preferred pronouns in their User profiles.
Instagram is rolling out pronouns for your profile. It says that the feature will be coming to many countries. Now, although it may not be available in all the nations, to use it, you may need to start Instagram again and see whether it is added to its country or not.
Follow the below steps to add Pronouns to your Instagram profile:
- Go to your profile and tap edit profile, and you will see a new pronoun section.
- Tap on the pronoun section. It will take you to a separate screen where you can insert up to four pronouns.
- Select any pronoun such as He/Him or She/ Her or whichever you want to be addressed
- Once you have selected the pronoun, you choose to share it with your followers only or everybody. Turning that toggle on will only show the pronouns to the people who follow you, but If you keep it off, everybody can see this on your profile.
- After this, tap on Done.
- Now, come back to your profile, and you will see the selected pronoun appear next to your name.
So it’s really easy to use and add a profile to your name. This update should make it easier to address people more appropriately, especially those who want to be addressed by specific pronouns.