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LinkedIn Profile Audio Name Pronunciation Feature Debuts


LinkedIn added a new feature a while ago, but only on a limited basis for testing and now, the professional networking site is making it available to all…

Professional networking portal LinkedIn is about to give its 690 million members a new tool. It’s one that’s pretty useful and now, seems like something that should have been available long ago. Soon, users will be able to add a 10-second name pronunciation audio clip to their profiles.

LinkedIn Profile Audio Name Pronunciation Feature Debuts

The new feature appears to the right of the person’s name in the form of a speaker icon. It’s only available via LinkedIn’s mobile apps on Android and iOS. To add a name pronunciation, simply open the mobile application. Then go to View Profile > Edit > Record name pronunciation.

This is a welcome addition (one that’s been available for years on Facebook) because it could help people avoid awkward situations. Now, it’s easy to hear someone’s correct name pronunciation before making contact. Joseph Akoni, who developed the feature, writes on the official LinkedIn blog:

“Starting this week we are adding an audio recording feature to your Profile so you’ll have the ability to create a recording of your name pronunciation, which will then be clickable on your profile. Once you add a recording, other members visiting your profile can quickly listen to the recording to better understand your pronunciation preference and, subsequently, ensure they can correctly say your name. You can also listen to other members’ pronunciations by visiting their profiles when they have added a recording.”

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