Pinterest made big news earlier this week by announcing “buyable pins” in launching an ecommerce option on its service. Today, the company has debuted a smaller change, but one that will no doubt prove profound for some.
The company announced on a blog post that there’s now a custom field in the settings to enter preferred gender. If gender designations like “male” and “female” don’t quite cut it, no worries.
There’s no drop down menu of pre-determined genders; users can enter whatever gender they identify as — and you can even include an emoji alongside your choice. Everyone is included (‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, ally, straight’), the blog post says.
Above, I surrendered to my feline identity, just because emoji is fun. I’ll likely just stick to female, though.
This new option is available on all platforms and in all languages.
➤ More gender options on Pinterest [Pinterest]