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Facebook is now testing new name pronunciation feature:

by onJune 3, 2015

Currently, Facebook is experimenting with a new feature that will let the users to pronounce your name in an exact way. The new upcoming feature will tell your Facebook friends the correct way to pronounce your name. A very few number of user profiles are noticing to have the feature asking them how to pronounce their names, Yahoo Tech spotted. You can also check your profile that if this feature has been activated on your profile or not. You just have to log in to your account through your web browser. You will need to go on Profile> About. In the list of sub-menu, you’ll get the options “Details About You,” click on that option then you’ll notice a new option called “Name Pronunciation.”

When you click on prompt, the social network will show you a list of pronunciation options of your name, as well as a button to play a sample pronunciation clip. Facebook offers three suggestions for the pronunciation. If you are not satisfied with them, you can suggest your own. Pontin says while editing his profile, he saw “three options, pronouncing his name but it was all wrong.” Then, he saw the opportunity to suggest something better to his own.

“We’ve begun a small test of a feature that lets you indicate how your name is pronounced. The pronunciation will be displayed on your Profile along with an option for people to click to hear an audio playback. For now, we’re focusing this test on English speakers in the U.S.” said Facebook in a response to Yahoo.

According to MIT Technology Review editor in chief, Jason Pontin, who had this feature activated, Facebook offered him the opportunity to suggest a better pronunciation of his name, but then ignored it. Since then, Facebook has improved the suggestion process says Yahoo.

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