Instagram’s newest feature is making the app a little more inclusive.
The Facebook-owned social media company announced earlier this week that they would be adding a new feature on the platform that will allow individuals to display their pronouns publicly, on their profiles.
According to reports, the feature allows users to share up to four pronouns that can be selected from a pre-approved list of common used pronouns.
“Instagram has always been a place where users can express and be themselves — and with this latest feature, IG is excited to normalize pronoun usage while promoting a more thoughtful community,” the brand said in a statement to Pop Sugar.
Users can edit or remove pronouns at any time, and can fill out a form to have a pronoun added if the one they are looking for is not included on the list.
According to Pop Sugar, these are the pronouns currently available for selection:
To access this feature you go to your personal page, then select the “edit profile” button. From there, if the feature is available in your country, you will find a section where you can add up to four pronouns.
Whether the pronouns are shared with followers only or shared publicly will be determined by users.
This new profile section is currently available in the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia but the company is looking to roll it out to the rest of the world soon.
Users have taken to Twitter to celebrate the new feature, with one writing, “This is incredibly cool, but maybe can you please add an it/its option? some trans and nonbinary individuals like it/its pronouns.”
Another wrote, “For those who don’t know, there’s a great new update by Instagram to now add pronouns to your bio. Sometimes the things that are very easy to do help others know that we see and support them.”
Before this dedicated pronouns section was released, users were sharing their pronouns in the traditional bio section on the platform.