Facebook now allows custom gender options

Facebook Gender

Facebook now allows its users to enter any term they want to describe their gender, and also indicate how they’d like to be addressed.

The social network previously offered a list of gender identities to choose from, but now allows users to add their own preferred terms.

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Facebook Gender

A statement from Facebook Diversity explains, “We recognize that some people face challenges sharing their true gender identity with others, and this setting gives people the ability to express themselves in an authentic way.”

The new option is available to everyone who uses Facebook in US English. To change it, visit your own page, click the Update Info button near bottom right of your cover photo and then click Contact and Basic Info and locate the Gender field.

Facebook Diversity [via Mashable]

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