Help Others Pronounce Your Name Correctly
July 6, 2020
Ever seen someone's name in writing and find yourself not totally sure how to pronounce it correctly? Correct pronunciation is not just a common courtesy -- it’s an important part of making a good first impression and creating an inclusive workplace. That’s why we decided to provide a feature that gives you the option to share how to pronounce your name.
Starting this week we are adding an audio recording feature to your Profile so you’ll have the ability to create a recording of your name pronunciation, which will then be clickable on your profile. Once you add a recording, other members visiting your profile can quickly listen to the recording to better understand your pronunciation preference and, subsequently, ensure they can correctly say your name. You can also listen to other members’ pronunciations by visiting their profiles when they have added a recording.
Step by step instructions can be found in our help center on how to add this recording to your profile. Note, adding a name pronunciation is limited to mobile (Android and iOS). Playback of name pronunciation is available on all platforms (Web, Android, and iOS).
We are currently rolling this optional feature out to all members globally over this next month, and we’re hoping this will create a more positive experience for everyone. We encourage you to add a recording of your name to your profile today!