Pronouncing names in Spanish is usually not too complicated for native speakers. However, on a day-to-day basis, it is common for us to come across some that we do not know how to pronounce. In work environments, or on related platforms such as LinkedIn, it is normal for this to happen, since many employers or job seekers may have international names or surnames, or may be foreigners.
For this reason, as a novelty, LinkedIn has activated the possibility that we can record the pronunciation of our name and surname in audios of up to 10 seconds in length. As the platform acknowledges in the announcement release, the novelty comes because “correct pronunciation is not just a common courtesy, it is an important part of making a good first impression and creating an inclusive workplace.”
Uploading audios is only possible from Android and iOS, but we can listen from the web
The function is not a novelty in social networks. Facebook already has something similar for years, with what they call “Name pronunciation”, something that can be configured in our profile in Information and Details about you. What’s new is that you get to a platform where you can be very important in terms of getting a job.
For the moment, the action of recording can be done exclusively on iOS and Android, as our colleagues at Xataka Basics tell us. In a similar way to what happened with Facebook to record our name, we will have to go to the profile settings of the LinkedIn mobile app. Within this screen, we will see the option “add name pronunciation“From the moment we register it, we will be able to choose which contacts can hear our name.
First of all there will be the first degree contacts, connected directly with us. Also we can give permission to all LinkedIn members, who have logged in. In the absence of being able to record from our computer, what we can do from it is listen to how the name of our contacts is pronounced.