Gender on Facebook

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a gender revolution happening in our culture. We’ve moved beyond binary when identifying our genders (male or female). Facebook responded and now has 56 different gender options for those that don’t fit the traditional system.
If you or someone you love would like to reflect the appropriate choice, here’s how to change your gender on Facebook:

  • Go to your profile
  • Choose About
  • Choose Contact & Basic Info
  • Hover over your current gender and an Edit pencil will appear
  • Choose Female, Male, or Custom
  • A field will appear when you choose custom, type the first letter of how you identify and it will fill in with what options they have available
  • You will also be able to choose your pronoun, privacy, and whether you want it on your Timeline 
Gender Options on Facebook

 

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18 replies
    • Kerry Rego
      Kerry Rego says:

      There are still 58 options. If you type in the first letter of your choice, an autosuggest list pops up and you can choose from there. If yours isn’t on the list, I’m curious what it is.

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    • Alice Butler
      Alice Butler says:

      If you start typing it, and it doesn’t come up, continue typing and then you can click on it, so it will basically create it for you.

      Reply
  1. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    Thank you!
    Being in transition myself…this helps…
    I already have an alternative account, but sticking to my original helps a lot…

    Reply
  2. Shanaya
    Shanaya says:

    When i click on about in my profile, it doesn’t give the option contacts and basic info……is there any other method?

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    • Kerry Rego
      Kerry Rego says:

      About>Contact & Basic Info>all the way down Gender is in Basic Info
      If you don’t have that option, look for where your birthday is listed on your profile. They are usually listed right next to each other.

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    • Kerry Rego
      Kerry Rego says:

      Facebook is set up for one person per account. They don’t want people to share accounts because they need to be able to give their paying advertisers accurate counts of people viewing ads. They aren’t ever going to offer double or couple accounts and they may shut yours down if they ever notice that it’s being used by two people as it violates their terms of service. So there won’t ever be a gender option that accounts for more than one person.

      Reply

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