users Google Workspace They can now set their own pronouns and who can see them as part of collaboration tool Suite personal information cards.
Announcing the change in the Weekly Digest post on Google Workspace updates (Opens in a new tab) blog, the company also explained that pronouns will also be shown in Google Contacts, accessed via the “Open Detailed View” option in information cards that appear when you hover over profile pictures in the workspace.
If an administrator has enabled the feature for their organization, users can set their own pronouns and appearances in Google account (Opens in a new tab)while administrators can learn more about the feature from Google Help Center (Opens in a new tab).
Google Workspace pronouns
as it is Sometimes the caseGoogle’s latest useful tweak to its business Productivity tool The group is not available to people with personal Google Accounts.
The tech giant is keen to point out that the feature can only be accessed through their organization for users on various Google Workspace plans, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers.
While it’s a welcome feature, it’s somewhat puzzling that a feature geared toward personal expression is only available in a work environment, and one that people may feel less comfortable expressing themselves in, or feel pressured to do so.
Google already gives Workspace users the option to select their gender, which affects how Google refers to and presents other Workspace users.
For example, users might see text like “Send her a message.” Likewise, if a user identifies as another gender entirely, or prefers not to specify, Google products will refer to that user as “their”.
The final step of enabling users to display their pronouns is simply a more explicit way to present those choices, and for organizations to show clear support for changing and alternative gender identities. We are all for it.