LinkedIn is unveiling yet another new feature, aimed at enabling subscribers to correctly pronounce a user's first name and surname.
Because correct pronunciation is not only a matter of courtesy, but also an important part of making a good first impression, LinkedIn allows you to add an audio recording to a profile.
A few days ago now, the professional social network announced the implementation of Stories. Indeed, like on Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook, it is possible to post short videos on LinkedIn pages, small clips that are only available for 24 hours.
LinkedIn gives voice to your profile
Today, the group is unveiling yet another new feature, aimed at enabling subscribers to correctly pronounce a user's first name and surname.
"Have you ever seen someone's name in writing and you don't know exactly how to pronounce it correctly? Correct pronunciation is not just a matter of courtesy: it is an important part of making a good first impression and creating an inclusive workplace. That's why we decided to offer a feature that allows you to share how to pronounce your name," explains LinkedIn.
This way, once you've added a recording, other members who visit your profile can quickly listen to it to better understand your pronunciation preference and then make sure they can pronounce your name correctly if the need ever arises. Of course, any user is free to listen to the pronunciation of other members, by visiting their profile, when they have added a recording.
Note that the recording is limited to 10 seconds, which should be more than enough time to pronounce your name and surname. The latter will appear in the form of a small icon, to the right of the user's first name/last name, which can be clicked on.
Currently, LinkedIn explains that the recording is limited to iOS and Android applications, but playback of the same recording is available on mobile applications, as well as on the web version of the network. LinkedIn says this feature is currently being deployed, and should be available to everyone by next month.