Do People Get Your Name Wrong? Correct Them With Slack Audio Name Pronunciation

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Do People Get Your Name Wrong? Correct Them With Slack Audio Name Pronounciation
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Slack is a great messaging program designed specifically for the workplace. However, getting to know your colleagues can be tricky when working remotely, but Slack is adding a handful of new features to its user profiles that should make things a little easier for the users.

According to a report by The Verge, these new features include; the option to add name pronunciation guides (either by recording audio or adding phonetic spelling). A new pop-up user card UI will appear when you hover your mouse over someone’s name.

What else is Slack offering?

Do People Get Your Name Wrong? Correct Them With Slack Audio Name Pronounciation
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Reorganized fields in user profiles have now been streamlined into three modules: Contact Info, People (which shows who you work with), and About Me (customizable with things like languages spoken, start date, etc).

Here’s what the new UI looks like; with the full user profile card on the left and the pop-up card on the right. You can have a better look for your understanding:

Do People Get Your Name Wrong? Correct Them With Slack Audio Name Pronounciation
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More information is made more accessible in the UI. The pronunciation guides and pop-up user cards will probably be available on June 1. Although some changes may take a few weeks to reach all users, said Slack.

In the past, Slack has added similar features that involve a bit more inclusion in the workplace; even including the ability for users to list their pronouns, said the report.

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