Now in public preview: Pronouns in the Profile card



In a hybrid multicultural workplace, the simple act of using the right pronouns for one another can help build trust and improve communication among colleagues. If your Admin has turned on pronouns in your organization, you have the option to include them on your profile card.  

Pronouns are the words we use to replace someone's name in a sentence, such as “he,” “she,” or “they” in English.



  • They asked for directions 
  • I told them the meeting is at 9 am 
  • This office is hers 
  • He will attend 


Flighting status

Enabled in Public Preview. See more details below how to enable the feature.


How to enable

For Admins

Note: By default, the pronouns setting is OFF. 



Before you decide to turn pronouns on or off, please consider the following:


  • When you turn pronouns on or off, it can take up to six hours for users to see changes. For example, if you turn pronouns on, users won’t be able to see the option to add pronouns on their profile for up to six (6) hours. If you turn pronouns off, any previously set pronouns might stay visible in Microsoft 365 (for example, on profile cards) for up to six (6) hours.
  • When you turn pronouns off, all the pronouns' data created by users will be deleted. The data deletion process could take up to thirty (30) days to complete. If you decide to turn pronouns back on within that period, any hidden pronouns that have not yet been deleted from Microsoft servers will be made visible in Microsoft 365 experiences, such as profile cards.


Here are steps for how to turn pronouns on or off in the Admin Center. (Please note that you tenant needs to be in Targeted release to see the settings.)


  1. Log into the Microsoft 365 Admin Center as a global administrator.
  2. Go to the Settings > Org settings > Security & privacy page, and then select Pronouns.
  3. Check the box to turn pronouns on. Uncheck the box to turn pronouns off.
  4. Select Save.


For more information for Admins see: Pronouns in Microsoft 365




For end users

Your pronouns are available to people at your work or school when they use Microsoft 365. Once you add your pronouns, anyone that has an account at your work or school, including guest accounts, can see the information.


  1. Go to Teams and open your profile card. To open your profile card in Teams, you can select your profile picture in the upper right corner in Teams.
  2. On your profile, select + Pronouns or the pronouns listed below your name.  

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  3. To add or change your pronouns, select from the examples (only available in English), or enter your own. To delete, remove your pronouns. In the example below, Elvia Atkins has added She/Her.

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  4. Select Save and then Got it. Changes are updated immediately.

For end users: Pronouns on your profile in Microsoft 365


Note 1: If you need information about enabling the public preview itself, see “Enable the public preview for Teams” below.

Note 2: To be able to use this feature, users need to be in Public Preview and the feature needs to be enabled in their tenant.


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  2. Users then choose to join the public preview individually. See  Get early access to new Teams features - Office Support ( for instructions. 



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