Google Plus Added Custom Option for Gender Labels


Rachael Bennet, a Google software engineer, announced via Google+ that there are now more options for listing one’s gender on Google Plus profile such as “Decline to state” and “Custom” by inputting their own description.

According to Bennett:

Previously, we provided options for “Male,” “Female,” and “Other,” to encompass both those who don’t fit into the traditional gender labels and those who don’t want to declare their gender to the world at large. Now, the gender field on your profile will contain four entries, “Male,” “Female,” “Decline to state,” and “Custom.” When “Custom” is selected, a freeform text field and a pronoun field will appear. You can still limit who can see your gender, just like you can now. We’ll be rolling this feature out for all users over the next few days.

Google+ Gender Options

More info at
Rachael Bennett (Google Plus)
Android Central [Google Plus adds new options for gender identity]
9TO5Google [Google announces custom gender option for Google+ profile pages coming this week]
Engadget [Google Plus lets you define your own gender]