Adding and sharing your pronouns in Zoom Rooms and workspaces

This post was most recently updated on July 22nd, 2022

Providing options for people to share more about themselves is part of our Zoom value, and we know that providing options for people to share more about themselves is important in order for Zoom to be a better experience for everyone. The use of pronouns is an essential part of how many of our diverse users express themselves and refer to one another in a respectful manner. As important as this can be to members of the LGBTQ community, we also recognize that sharing pronouns encourages our users to be better able to express who they are, and that they can be treated in a more respectful manner.

It is possible for you to enter your pronouns directly into your user profile using the Pronouns feature.

It is possible for your Zoom contacts to see your pronouns with their Zoom profile card when you add them to your profile in the Zoom desktop client, Zoom Rooms app, or Zoom mobile app when you add them to your Zoom profile. During a meeting that you host or join, or during a webinar that you are the host or a panelist for, or during a meeting that you participate in, you can also choose if or when your pronouns are displayed. There is no way to see the pronouns of webinar attendees during the webinar.

The Pronouns feature is visible by default for free Basic accounts and accounts with a single licensed user according to the terms of service. Pronouns are off by default in all other account types, and must be enabled directly at the account level by the owner or admin of the account to enable the feature.

Notes:

  • In order to use the Pronouns feature of Zoom Rooms, you must update your Zoom Rooms application to version 5.9.0.
  • If you try to change your pronouns, your admin may prevent you from doing so. In order to make any changes to your account, you will need to contact the account administrator directly.

Prerequisites for adding and sharing your pronouns in Zoom Rooms

  • Workspaces and Zoom Rooms are available on Zoom
    • It is recommended that you use Windows 5.9.0 or higher
    • Mac OS X: version 5.9.0 or later
    • A version of 5.9.0 or higher of the appliance is required

How to add pronouns to your profile

When creating your profile, you can choose to include your pronouns and, during a meeting or webinar, you can decide when to share them.

  1. To access the Zoom web portal, you will need to sign in.
  2. Click on Profile from the navigation panel at the top of the page.
  3. You can edit your name by clicking on the Edit button on the right side of your name.
  4. You will need to enter your pronouns in the Pronouns field.
  5. I would like to know how you would like to share your pronouns. Choose one of the following options from the drop-down field:
    • Always share in meetings and webinars:Any meetings and webinars that you have the honor of hosting or participating in, as well as any webinars that you participate in and host, your pronouns will appear next to your display name automatically.
    • Ask me every time after joining meetings and webinars: Every time that you host or join a meeting, and any webinar that you are the host or panelist for, you will be asked if you want your pronouns to appear next to your display name.
    • Do not share in meetings and webinars: There will be no indication of your pronouns next to your display name in any meetings or webinars that you attend. Your pronouns will need to be manually selected if you want them to be shared.
    • Note: The pronouns you enter in the Pronouns field in your Zoom profile will appear on your profile card even if you do not want them to be shared from your meetings or webinars. All Zoom contacts will see your pronouns if you have entered them in the Pronouns field in your profile.
  6. Then click on the Save button.

How to share and unshare your pronouns in a meeting or webinar

If you want to share or unshare your pronouns at any point during a meeting or webinar, you can do so at any time.

Note: You have the option of sharing your pronouns in any meeting that you host or attend if you select this option. There are only two types of individuals who can share their pronouns during a webinar: hosts and panelists. Attendees of a webinar are never able to see each other’s pronouns during the webinar.

Sharing your pronouns when prompted

The Zoom web portal lets you select whether you’d like to be asked to share your pronouns after you join meetings or webinars. When you select that option, you’ll be asked this question every time you join a meeting or webinar in which you’re the host or a panelist, and you’ll be asked to confirm this in each meeting and webinar you join or host.

  1. The ability to host or participate in a meeting, to host a webinar as a host, or to participate as a panelist in a webinar.
    In the main meeting/webinar screen, you will see an option that will ask you if you wish to share the meeting or not. You can choose to share the meeting.
  2. During the meeting or webinar, you will be prompted to share your pronouns with the participants, so click on the button Share to do so.
    The pronouns you choose for yourself will appear in the video or thumbnail of your participant, and they will also appear in the list of participants you manage next to your display name.

Manually sharing your pronouns

  1. Tap the Manage Participants button in the meeting controls toolbar.
  2. Tap on the right side of your name when you find your name.
  3. Click on the Share My Pronouns button.
    In your participant video or thumbnail, you will see your pronouns next to your display name in the video annotation; in the Participants list, you will see your pronouns next to your display name.

Unsharing your pronouns

Your pronouns can be unshared at any time if you wish.

  1. Tap the Manage Participants button in the meeting controls toolbar.
  2. Tap on the right side of your name once you have found it.
  3. You will need to tap on Unshare My Pronouns in order to do this.
    There will no longer be a space for your pronouns next to your display name.