Many of my classmates either have androgynous names or use pronouns that others might not assume (they/them). For non-binary and transgender classmates, it's hard to know how to refer to them. In many cases, pronouns aren't on teachers or students minds', so students accidentally get misgendered. Having pronouns next to names (maybe optional) would be an easy quick-hand way of communicating the best way to refer to your peers.
We love this idea – thank you for submitting it. We’re reviewing how we might deliver on this.
Preferred Pronouns: He, Him, His
Hello there! This project is so important to communicate to colleagues and guests that we are affirming to the people who are a part of the trans/non-binary/gender diverse communities. @jfederic could you give us an update on how far along we are on this upgrade. Thank you! This would mean the world to so many people and be a customer satisfier for companies committed to DEI efforts.
Please do add this feature. Having a platform that misgenders users is a terrible way to foster the trust needed for meetings and projects.
I find it extremely uncomfortable to be on Teams and am constantly being misgendered by peers and clients without the norm of having visible pronouns. I am exhausted by this still not being available, and avoid using Teams at all costs in its current implementation
We are living in a virtual world now. Especially due to COVID, we are relying on virtual meeting platforms to establish relationships and connect. I am a teacher using Teams daily as my teaching platform. I haven't met my students prior to them attending to my class, and there is no way for them to be able to indicate pronouns OR preferred names. This is a NECESSARY feature which seems to be taking far too long to correct.
N. Munro commented
Is there a timeline for this? It has become HIGH priority for our organization! Any updates?
Madelyn Mills (she/her) commented
Come on Microsoft, it's been a long time since this became a norm. Please add this as a priority or AT MINIMUM don't disallow people typing it in their last name.
Vicki K commented
I really hope this is given priority. Employers who use Microsoft products are looking for all ways to support diversity and allowing this would support our efforts.
Juan Gonzalez commented
Definitely needed as we continue to make strides for a more inclusive workforce. Hope to see this rolling out soon, with the end-user in mind to make these changes (not IT).
This isn't just a "nice to have." This should be considered to be critical as non-binary people, and others with "non-standard" pronouns, have to endure constant misgendering because this is not included as an option.
Definitely needed in Teams and in the Office profile so that it is visible across all apps including Outlook.
From the sounds of things, MS is looking to add this in as attribute to AAD and provide this detail across other apps like Outlook and Teams.
Erin W commented
It's a shame we have to even point this out in a forum such as this, but nevertheless, it is too important not to make our voices heard.
Julie Warin commented
Please add this functionality asap.
Great suggestion and wholeheartedly agree.
Ideally this should be linked into Active Directory and all apps should support it but, as that'll take much longer, it would be great if you could add this Teams asap and then suggest to the other teams that they catch up.
Regards, Mike (he/him/his)
Marie Boulan commented
This point was raised by my organisation's Diversity & Inclusion committee. It would be great to see this functionality being implemented as soon as possible
Kalamazoo College Library commented
Please consider this. As a librarian who visits classes only once, I have to rely on the name on the screen. Pronouns would help immensely.
Kevin Simmonds commented
Our organisation would like to include this feature as part of our diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Can we have an update on this Microsoft? This is a really good idea which would benefit many people!
Heather (she/her) commented
Pronouns are extremely important.
Get with the times Microsoft!
raymund codina commented
Topics in Microsoft 365 Profile Cards are rolling out soon but still no pronouns. What is the status of this being under review?