Friday 28 November 2014

Facebook adds 50 new gender options for users - including androgynous, bigender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual

Published 13/02/2014 | 18:33

Facebook said the changes are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves
Facebook said the changes are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves

You do not just have to be male or female on Facebook any more.

The social media giant is adding a customisable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.

Facebook said the changes being rolled out for the company's 159 million US users are aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, bigender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.

Facebook, which has 1.15 billion active monthly users around the world, also allows them to keep their gender identity private.

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