Pronunciation in people profiles
Allow individuals to record a pronunciation for their names and share it in the teams profiles you see on hover. Both audio and phonetic characters ideally!
Phonetic spelling is less intrusive since we are already going from one place to another!
I agree. This would be an excellent feature.
I submitted a similar idea today. I think it would be really useful and impactful. I would like to suggest a feature to Teams that would help with pronouncing participant's names. Perhaps a user could record audio with their name, as they pronounce it, and include it as part of their profile. Perhaps we could have a radio button placed by a user profile one could click to hear the proper pronunciation of their first and last names. For more visually inclined, we could also include a visual phonetic spelling. All in the spirit of diversity and inclusion. We are very fortunate to be a global and collaborative org and many unique names.
Yes this has been on my mind for a while, even when previously using Skype. I work in a large, global organization and am consistently anxious about pronouncing colleague's names correctly. Especially when working on cross-functional projects with vendors and I have to introduce people that I have never spoken with before.
Completely agree and this would be great to help with D&I too.
This would change my life! I think the suggestion of being able to access the pronunciation in the Teams profile you see on hover is key - that ease of access will make it easy for teammates to implement proper pronunciation quickly.