Instagram is adding this feature - here's what users need to know

Instagram has added a new section on user profiles allowing people to specify their pronouns.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 10:27 am
Instagram. Picture: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images

The Facebook-owned platform said the new field is available “in a few countries, with plans for more” though it has already been spotted on some UK accounts.

People can pick up to four pronouns, from a selection chosen by the social network.

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Users are able to request other pronouns that do not already appear as an option via a form on Instagram’s help page.

‘We’ll continue to update the list of terms over time, so that more people around the world can share their pronouns more easily,’ Instagram said.

It is also possible to make pronouns only visible to those who follow the account.

Vishal Shah, the platform’s vice president of product, added: ‘It’s another way to express yourself on Instagram and we’ve seen a lot of people adding pronouns already, so hopefully this makes it even easier.’

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