How to add personal pronoun to your LinkedIn profile

How to add personal pronoun to your LinkedIn profile


June is Pride month. As a part of the annual celebrations, companies are rolling out products; as well as features that mark their solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community.


For instance, Google recently announced that Google Maps as well as Google Search will show gender-neutral washrooms in the US.


Similarly, Xbox is marking the month by providing its game with a transgender character; Tell Me Why, free to all users on Xbox gaming consoles, Microsoft Store and Steam for the month of June.


Similarly, Apple has launched an Apple Watch Pride Edition band; and dynamic watch face Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop; Pride watch face; and Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop to mark the event.


These features, as we mentioned before, are aimed at supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.


Also, apps like Instagram and LinkedIn have already rolled out features on their platforms that enable users to add personal pronouns to their profile such that; it is visible to all their followers or in the case of LinkedIn, their connections. If you want to add a personal profile to your Instagram profile.


Here are the steps that you need to follow.


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How to add a personal pronoun to your LinkedIn profile:

Step 1: Open your LinkedIn profile.

Step 2: Now click on your profile image.

Step 3: Next, click on the Edit button in the upper-right corner of your profile page.

Step 4: Click on ‘Add former name’ to add your maiden name; or any name by which people may have known you in the past.

Step 5: Click on ‘Visible to your Connections’ to make this name known to all your connections.

Step 6: Now click on the drop-down arrow in the Pronouns section.

Step 7: Choose from She/Her, He/Him, They/Them option. Alternatively, you can click on the Custom option to add a pronoun that is not listed by LinkedIn.

Step 8: Now click on the ‘Visible’ button to make your pronouns visible to everyone in your connection.

Step 9: Lastly, click on the ‘Save’ button to save the changes; and see your personal pronoun being reflected on your LinkedIn profile.

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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