Pronouncing a name correctly isn’t just polite. It’s a way of recognizing someone’s identity. LinkedIn has introduced a new feature that lets members add a 10-second audio recording of their name pronunciation. Other users will be able to hear the clip by pressing a small speaker icon on a member’s profile.
To use the feature, you’ll have to record your name on a mobile device (iOS or Android), but you’ll be able to play name pronunciations on mobile or a desktop. Let’s explore how to enable this feature.
This is for devices supporting LinkedIn
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Updating Your Profile
First, open the LinkedIn app on your smart device (iOS or Android). Next, from the the upper left hand corner, tap your Profile Photo. Refer to below image:
Now, in the top menu, select the View Profile blue link . See below image
Next, tap on the Pencil icon next to your photo to edit your Profile. See following image:
Next, tap on the Add Name Pronunciation blue link found under your First and Last name sections. Refer to below image:
Now, grant the LinkedIn app permission to access your smart device’s microphone. See below image:
Recording Your Name
Press and hold on the blue microphone button to record your name. You have up to 10 seconds to record your first and last name. LinkedIn recommends that you limit background noise, speak slowly and pronounce clearly. Also, hold your phone about four inches from your mouth. See following image:
Tap the Play button to hear your audio recording played back to you. If you aren’t happy with it, select the Retake button. When you are satisfied with the recording, tap the Apply button. Refer to below image:
Choosing Your Audience
Before you leave the editing page, you can modify who can listen to your name pronunciation recording. To do so, tap the Visible To blue link at the bottom of the screen. See below image:
Here you have two sharing options to choose from. Either all Linkedin members can listen to your name (the default option) or only 1st-degree connections only. See following image:
Saving Your Changes
When you’re all set to exit the LinkedIn profile editing process, in the top right hand corner, tap the Save button. Refer to below image:
View and Test Your Recording
Now, you (or someone else) should see the tiny Audio icon next to your profile name. Select the icon to hear your name pronunciation. See following image:
That its. You and those you have selected can now hear the proper annunciation of your name.
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