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  • Instagram launched a new feature that allows users to choose their pronouns.
  • The feature gives users more profile space, as they don’t need to use characters in their profiles to do so.
  • The feature is currently only available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

Instagram now allows users to choose their pronouns in a designated portion of their profiles instead of having to take up limited space in the bio section. 

The array of pronouns users can choose from includes they/them, he/him and she/her, which will appear next to the username.


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The new feature is only available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia; however, Instagram plans to expand its access.

"An individual’s pronoun expression, or even the decision to avoid them altogether, is a very important reflection of a person’s identity,” The Trevor Project found in a 2020 study. “Respecting pronouns is part of creating a supportive and accepting environment, which impacts well-being and reduces suicide risk."


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Published on May 13, 2021