The 10-second audio clips appear as speaker icons next to a user’s name. | Image: The Verge
LinkedIn has added a new feature to its user profiles: the option to record 10-second audio clips to let others know how to pronounce your name.
The recordings can only be added via LinkedIn’s mobile apps on Android and iOS, but playback is accessible on both mobile and desktop. To add a recording, simply head to your profile on a mobile app, click View Profile, then Edit, and then “Record name pronunciation.” Step by step instructions can be found here.
“Everyone makes mistakes when pronouncing other people’s names”
The feature is a simple one (Facebook has offered a similar option with digital pronunciations for years) but extremely welcome on a networking site like LinkedIn. It’s designed to minimize awkward or unprofessional…