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Adding and sharing your pronouns Follow

Overview

Care is our core Zoom value, and we understand that providing options for people to share more about themselves is important for improving everyone's Zoom experience. Pronouns are an essential piece to many of our diverse users expressing themselves and respectfully referring to others. While this can be particularly important to LGBTQ community members, we also recognize that pronoun sharing enables our users to better share about themselves and be more respectfully treated on our platform.

With the Pronouns feature, you can add your pronouns directly to your user profile.

When you add pronouns to your profile, they are visible to your Zoom contacts as part of your Zoom profile card in the Zoom desktop client and mobile app. You can also choose when or if your pronouns are shown during a meeting that you host or join, or webinar that you are the host or panelist for. Webinar attendees’ pronouns are never visible.

For free Basic accounts and accounts with a single licensed user, the Pronouns feature is visible by default. For all other account types, the Pronouns feature is off by default and must be enabled by an account owner or admin at the account level.

Note: You must update the Zoom desktop client to 5.7.0 to use the Pronouns feature.

User profile card with pronouns displayed under user's display name

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 5.7.0 or higher
    • macOS: 5.7.0 or higher
    • Linux: 5.7.0 or higher
  • Zoom mobile app
    • Android: 5.7.0 or higher
    • iOS: 5.7.0 or higher

Adding pronouns to your profile

Customize your profile to include your pronouns, and choose when to share them during a meeting or webinar.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation panel, click Profile.
  3. On the right side of your name, click Edit.
  4. In the Pronouns field, enter your pronouns.
  5. In the How would you like to share your pronouns? drop-down field, choose from the following options:
    • Always share in meetings and webinars: Your pronouns will appear next to your display name automatically in any meetings that you host or join, and any webinars that you’re the host or panelist for.
    • Ask me every time after joining meetings and webinars: You will be asked if you want your pronouns to appear next to your display name in every meeting that you host or join, and any webinars that you’re the host or panelist for.
    • Do not share in meetings and webinars: Your pronouns will not appear next to your display name in any meetings or webinars. You will have to manually choose to share your pronouns.
      Note: Even if you choose not to share your pronouns in meetings or webinars, your pronouns will still appear in your profile card and be visible to your Zoom contacts if you have entered them in the Pronouns field.
  6. Click Save.

Sharing and unsharing your pronouns in a meeting or webinar

At any point during a meeting or webinar, you can choose if you want to share or unshare your pronouns.

Note: If selected, your pronouns can be shared in any meeting that you host or join. Only webinar hosts and panelists can share their pronouns in a webinar. Webinar attendees’ pronouns are never visible.

Sharing your pronouns when prompted

If you selected Ask me every time after joining meetings and webinars in the Zoom web portal, you will be asked if you want to share your pronouns and must confirm in each meeting that you host or join, or webinar that you're the host or panelist for.

  1. Start or join a meeting, start a webinar as the host, or join a webinar as a panelist.
    In the main meeting/webinar screen, a prompt will appear and give you the options Don't Share and Share.
  2. When prompted if you’d like to share your pronouns in the meeting or webinar, click Share.
    Your pronouns will appear next to your display name in your participant video or thumbnail and next to your display name in the Participants list.
    Participants icon

Manually sharing your pronouns

  1. In the meeting controls toolbar, click Participants.
    Participants icon
  2. Hover over your name, then click More.
  3. Click Share My Pronouns.
    Your pronouns will appear next to your display name in your participant video or thumbnail and next to your display name in the Participants list.
    Participants icon

Alternatively, you can hover over your video thumbnail, click Ellipses button in the top-right corner, then click Share My Pronouns.

  1. In the meeting controls toolbar, tap Participants.
    Participants icon
  2. Tap your name.
  3. Tap Share My Pronouns.
    Your pronouns will appear next to your display name in your participant video or thumbnail and next to your display name in the Participants list.
    Participants icon

Unsharing your pronouns

You can unshare your pronouns at any time.

  1. In the meeting controls toolbar, click Participants.
    Participants icon
  2. Hover over your name, then click More.
  3. Click Unshare My Pronouns.
    Your pronouns will no longer appear next to your display name.

Alternatively, you can hover over your video thumbnail, click Ellipses button in the top-right corner, then click Unshare My Pronouns.

  1. In the meeting controls toolbar, tap Participants.
    Participants icon
  2. Tap your name.
  3. Tap Unshare My Pronouns.
    Your pronouns will no longer appear next to your display name.