Not everyone agrees with the idea of remote work. But for those who are, the new Slack profile features released today should make some of the workday tasks a little easier, particularly onboarding. Slack now supports pronunciation guides for profiles, allowing users to add name pronunciations in the form of phonetic spelling or audio recordings. They will begin appearing today for some users in the Display Name and Pronounce sections of Slack clients, with a full rollout beginning in the coming weeks. Name pronunciations build on Slack’s other inclusion efforts, including a field for pronouns in profiles. In a related development, Hover Cards, essentially pop-ups, have come to Slack. Hovering over a person’s name will reveal a condensed hover card version of their profile, along with links to start a “meet” (ie audio chat), call, or direct message.Image credits: Slack Finally, Slack profiles now include three new fields: Contact Info, People, and About Me. Contact Info shows email and phone details, while People lists the teams the person works with and their place in the organization hierarchy. About Me is more dynamic in nature, but can contain things like start date, languages spoken, and even pets and birthdays, depending on what the user chooses to share. Other Slack updates pertain to Atlas, Slack’s premium add-on for its Business+ and Enterprise Grid plans. A new data type called Smart Tags allows admins to create custom fields that become searchable and filterable tags such as “experience,” “focus area,” 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, emoji, and more.Image credits: Slack “By helping people understand who their colleagues are as humans, our redesigned profiles make it easier for teammates to collaborate, feel connected, and do their best work together,” said Maxwell Hayman, chief product officer at Slack, in a statement. release.