Slack now supports profile pronunciation guides

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Not everyone agrees with the idea distant work. But for those who want it, the new Slack profile features released today should make some work tasks, especially onboarding, a little easier.

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Slack now supports pronunciation guides for profiles, allowing users to add the pronunciation of names in the form of phonetic spellings or audio recordings. They will start showing up today for some users in the Display Name and Pronunciation sections of Slack clients, with a full rollout starting in the coming weeks.

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The pronunciation of the name is based on another Slack pronunciation. inclusiveness efforts, including field for pronouns in profiles.

In this regard, Hover Cards – in fact, pop-ups – appeared in Slack. Hovering over a person’s name will show a compressed version of their Hover Card profile along with links to start a “meeting” (i.e. audio conversation), call or direct message.

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Finally, Slack profiles now include three new fields: contact, people, and about me. Contact information shows email and phone details, while people list the teams the person works with and their place in the organizational hierarchy. The About Me section is more dynamic in nature, but can contain details such as start date, languages ​​spoken, and even pets and birthdays, depending on what the user wants to share.

Other Slack updates include Atlas, Slack’s premium add-on for Business+ and Enterprise Grid plans. A new data type, smart tags, allows administrators to create fields that translate into searchable and filterable tags such as expertise, industry, and languages. Flexible Text, another update, allows profile fields to support up to 5,000 characters of rich text, including bullets, links, line breaks, code blocks, emoticons, and more.

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“By helping people understand who their colleagues are as people, our redesigned profiles make it easier for teammates to collaborate, feel connected, and collaborate,” said Maxwell Heyman, Director of Product at Slack. statement.


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