Pinterest Update Allows Users to Add Pronouns to Profile

In a new update to Pinterest, profile users can now add two sets of pronouns to their profiles. This update follows the sweeping update to Instagram, and Linkedin allowing users to add pronouns to their profiles outside of their bio — read more about the Instagram update here.

How to update your pronouns on Pinterest

  1. log in or create a new account at www.pinterest.com or in the app.
Log in to Pinterest using a facebook account, google account or an email.

2. You may see a blue speech bubble pop up over your profile icon, suggesting that you add your pronouns to your profile. You can click this blue bubble, or click on your profile icon/ account.

Click the drop down icon next to your profile photo to access your account.

3. Choose “Edit Profile” where you will have the opportunity to update your display name or account handle. You will also see a space to add your pronouns.

I have my pronouns in my first name space — but can now update my pronouns using the new feature.

4. Select your pronouns from the drop down menu. Pinterest will allow users to choose two sets of pronouns to be displayed. For multiple pronoun users, this will allow them to use they/she pronouns or xe/him pronouns. The drop down list is extensive, and offers neo-pronoun options.

Options for pronouns include neo-pronouns for users to select.

5. After selecting your pronouns, click save at the bottom of the page. Your profile will now be updated to include your pronouns! See below:

I can now remove my pronouns from my display name, as they are now displayed above my handle @itsjuustliz

This is a very exciting update for Pinterest, as it is largely an anti-social media platform, where visionaries go to plan and organize their ideas. Allowing people to share their pronouns asserts each user’s individuality and encourages the sharing of pronouns on all platforms.

Want to stay on top of the next social media updates? Follow me on Medium @ Liz and on Twitter here!

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Liz Brinks

Hey, I’m Liz Brinks (they/them) I’m a queer gender-non-conforming writer, business coach & cat-parent (@itsjuustliz everywhere) based out of Wisconsin!