Instagram has pushed the possibility for punters to publicly add their favorite personal pronouns to their profile page and is the most p-word we’ve ever used in an introduction. Maybe.
The Facebook-owned company is enabling users to type their required pronouns from a list within the app’s settings. They can choose from options such as “they” and “them” and add four pronouns to be displayed next to their username. In future, pronouns can also be edited to the user’s liking.
People are encouraged to choose pronouns that best describe their gender identity, whether they identify as transgender, non-binary, or cis-gender. Many cis-genders (meaning that they identify as their biological gender) individuals already choose to display their pronouns in their Twitter bios, to normalize the practice and that of the transgender and non-binary community Demonstrate cooperation with members.
In the last few days, Instagram has told in a couple tweets how to add and change pronouns and who the user wants to show them. Here are the instructions for iOS and Android:
- Tap on the profile picture to go to your profile in the lower right corner of the app.
- Tap the edit profile button under your bio.
- Tap pronoun.
- Start typing pronouns and choose them from the applicable results.
- Toggle once if you only want to show followers.
- Tap Done to save.
Instagram also shows the method in video form in the tweet below:
This change has come with the arrival of LGBTQ + Pride Month in the US in June and should encourage more people to feel comfortable moving their favorite pronouns to their profile pages.
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