How to enable users to add and share their pronouns in Zoom App

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

If you are the administrator or owner of the account, you are able to set up the Pronouns section of the account so users in your account can add pronouns to their user profiles, and optionally share those pronouns with colleagues who are present at meetings they host or attend, and webinars that they participate in or host. Unless an account owner or an admin has mapped pronoun information through SSO, only the user themselves can add pronouns to their profile.

All accounts types except for free Basic accounts and accounts with a single licensed user have this option disabled by default. An account owner or an admin may enable it at the account level by granting it access.

Note:

In order to share your pronouns with others during meetings and webinars, if you have a free basic or single licensed account, it is simple to add them to your user profile.

What are the pre-requisites for enabling users to enter and share their pronouns with the system?

  • for the Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 5.7.0 or higher
    • macOS: 5.7.0 or higher
    • Linux: 5.7.0 or higher
  • for the Zoom mobile app
    • Android: 5.7.0 or higher
    • iOS: 5.7.0 or higher
  • for the Zoom Rooms and workspaces
    • Windows: 5.9.0 or higher
    • macOS: 5.9.0 or higher
    • Appliances: 5.9.0 or higher

What you need to do to allow users of your account to enter and share pronouns

For each user in the account, you will have to do the following to enable the Pronouns feature:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom website as the administrator with the privilege of editing the account settings in the Zoom web portal.
  2. Go to the Account Management section of the navigation bar, and then click on the Account Settings tab.
  3. Click on the Meetings tab.
  4. Admin Options on the left-hand side of the page are where you can toggle allowing users to enter and share pronouns.
  5. The change will be confirmed after you click Enable in the verification dialog.

After enabling this feature, you can either let users enter their pronouns directly or let your Identity Provider (IdP) automate adding this information to your site through SAML mapping. When your authentication provider supports a pronoun field in Zoom, an authenticated user will have their pronouns automatically mapped to their Zoom profile after logging into Zoom through SSO. Here’s a quick look at how you can add pronoun information to your SAML mapping using the basic mapping.