Microsoft Teams needs to copy this inclusive feature from Slack

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What you need to know

  • Slack is rolling out a new feature that lets you list your pronouns under your name and job title.
  • Admins could create a custom field for this already, but the new option is rolling out to everyone.
  • Many people have requested the same feature for Microsoft Teams.

Slack has a new pronouns field that allows you to list your pronouns below your name and job title. Your pronoun will appear on your mini-profile and your full profile, helping people know how to address you. The feature is rolling out now, so you might not see it just yet (via The Verge).

It was already possible to have a pronoun field in Slack if an administrator created one. Some people also include their pronouns in their name. If an administrator already created a pronoun field for a Slack channel, they can continue to use that field or switch to the new one that's rolling out to everyone. The new pronoun field is featured more prominently in people's profiles.

Source: Slack (Image credit: Source: Slack)

The new pronoun field in Slack is hidden by default, but it can easily be enabled. Slack has a guide on how to enable the pronoun field.

Slack rival Microsoft Teams may want to follow suit. Almost 3,000 people have voted for the same feature to roll out to Microsoft Teams through UserVoice. Now that the option to list pronouns is rolling out to Slack, people in the UserVoice forum have expressed frustration that it isn't available for Teams.

An admin from Microsoft responded to the UserVoice post, stating that Microsoft loves the idea and that it is under review.

Some other popular sites and apps have rolled out the option to add pronouns to profiles, including Instagram, OkCupid, and Lyft.

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