Zoom has always worked with utmost care. They believe that users must express themselves and have a better zoom experience. Zoom pronouns are a unique feature to the different users with which they can express themselves and refer to others. Though the pronouns are specifically important for LGBTQ members but at the same time, pronoun sharing has also helped others users. Anyone can share pronouns about themselves so that every other user can treat them with dignity.
Zoom pronouns visibility to the contacts.
The feature enables you to directly share pronouns to the user profile. If you add a pronoun to your profile, then that will be visible to your zoom contacts. They will view the pronoun of your zoom profile card on their desktop screen and mobile applications. Based on your wish you can also select the pronoun to your hosted or joined zoom meeting and also as a panelist to a Zoom webinar. ( Here, please note that if you are a zoom webinar attendee then your pronoun will not be visible). You can view zoom adding and sharing pronouns video for your help.
By default, the zoom pronoun feature is visible in free basic and single licensed user accounts. And in every other type of accounts, the pronoun feature is turned off by default. And only the account owner at the account level can enable the feature.
Versions required to enjoy zoom pronouns.
For zoom desktop client
- You must have Windows 5.7.0 or higher to have the feature.
- macOS- 5.7.0 or higher supports the above feature.
- Linux – 5.7.0 or above has the feature.
For zoom mobile application clients you must have a 5.7.0 or higher version for both iOS and Android to have the feature.
How to add pronouns to your zoom profile?
You have to customize your Zoom profile to involve your pronoun and select when you want to share them in times of meeting or webinar. Here’s how to add pronouns-
Step 1. First, Zoom login to the web portal.
Step 2. Then in the navigation panel, you have to select the profile.
Step 3. There click edit on the right side of your name.
Step 4. In the Pronouns section, enter your personalized pronouns.
Step 5. There you will find a drop-down field named, share in a meeting or webinar?. Some of the options from the drop-down menu are-
Ask me every time.
If you click this option, then every time a notification will pop up on your screen. That is before you enter for your meeting or acts as a panelist in a webinar, you will be asked that, whether you want your pronouns next to your display name or not.
If you select this option then in every hosted or joined meeting or webinars, your pronouns will be displayed next to your display name.
Do not share.
Your selected pronouns will not appear next to your display name in any of the webinars or meetings. The pronouns will only show when you manually choose to share the pronouns.
Pro suggestion- In case you have chosen the do not share option for pronouns then also it will display in the profile card. And will be seen by your zoom contacts if you entered the pronoun fields.
Step 6. Lastly, you have to choose the save option. Click on it.
Sharing or unsharing pronouns at any point of the meeting/webinar.
Another convenient benefit of this pronoun feature is that you can share or even unshare it at any point of the meeting.
Sharing the pronoun with asking me every time.
On your zoom web portal page if you choose to ask me every time option, then before joining you have to confirm the zoom pronouns every time in your zoom meetings and webinar. Here’s how to display pronouns on zoom once confirmed-
- First, you have to either start or join a hosted meeting or join a webinar in form of a panelist.
In the meeting or webinar display screen, a prompt will provide you two options. Don’t share and share. Choose one from them.
- In case, you want to share your zoom pronouns, click on share. Then your pronouns will appear next to your display name or on the thumbnail and next to the display name of the list of participants.
How do share the zoom pronouns manually in windows, macOS, Linux?
Step 1. Go to the control of the meeting toolbar and there tap on participants.
Step 2. Hover on your name and select more.
Step 3. Following that select on sharing my pronouns. Then you can notice your pronouns near your display name in the participant video. Or as a thumbnail and near the display name of the participant list when you are a host.
You can use this method for either windows, macOS, or Linux.
There’s an alternate technique. Simply hover on the thumbnail of the video and then click on the top right corner. Following that select share my pronouns.
Another way is –
How do share the zoom pronouns manually in Android and iOS
- Click participants on the meetings control toolbar.
- There click your name.
- Then select share my pronouns. You’ll find your pronouns next to your display name of the participant video. Or otherwise, as a thumbnail near your display name in the list of participants.
Note, that this method is applicable only for androids and iOS.
Stop sharing / unsharing of zoom pronouns windows, macOS, Linux?
Zoom gives you the freedom to unshare the pronouns at any point in time. Just follow the below-mentioned steps-
Step 1. You have to tap on participants from the meetings controls toolbar.
Step 2. Then hover on your name and tap on more.
Step 3. Then choose to unshare my pronouns. And then your pronouns will get hidden and will no longer appear beside your display name.
This technique you can use for windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.
As an alternate, you can hover on the video thumbnail and then can tap on the screen’s top right corner. After that click on unshare my pronouns.
Another method is also there which is applicable for Android and iOS.
- Firstly, after going to the meeting control toolbar, you have to click on the participants.
- Then click on your name and then click unshare my pronouns.
And soon your zoom pronouns will disappear and will not be next to the display name.
So, Zoom has brought an inclusive feature to express your identity next to your profile and which will make others respect your true self.
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