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Pinterest Now Lets You Customize Your Gender

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Profile gender is no longer restricted to "male" or "female." Users can now input a custom option in the gender field.

To make this change, go to your profile page > Account Settings and select "Custom" in the Gender category.

Pinterest spokeswoman Jamie Favazza told BuzzFeed Life, "Internally, we've always had an inclusive culture, and we're constantly working on ways to bring that through in the product."

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The company has a dedicated group of LGBTQIA employees that meet regularly to make Pinterest a more open and inclusive place. "This is one important step in that mission," commented Favazza.

Twitter does not ask users to specify their gender publicly.

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But Twitter Analytics, can curiously tell you the gender-split of your followers.

How is this possible?? Algorithms, according to this Twitter blog post.

Anyhow, good job, Pinterest. 👏

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