How Do You Pronounce That LinkedIn Member’s Name?

A new audio-recording feature from the professional network will provide the answer

Adding a pronunciation is limited to Android and iOS LinkedIn
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LinkedIn will begin rolling out an audio-recording feature for profiles this week, enabling members to create a recording of the proper pronunciation of their names, which will be clickable on their profiles.

The optional feature will roll out to all members globally over the next month, with adding a pronunciation limited to Android and iOS, while playback will be available across all platforms.


Details on how to use the feature are available here.

Product manager Joseph Akoni said in a blog post, “Ever seen someone’s name in writing and find yourself not totally sure how to pronounce it correctly? Correct pronunciation is not just a common courtesy—it’s an important part of making a good first impression and creating an inclusive workplace. That’s why we decided to provide a feature that gives you the option to share how to pronounce your name.” David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.