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Google Plus takes a cue from its competitors, adds custom gender option

Earlier this year, Facebook added more than 50 gender options for its users. Now, Google Plus is following suit, allowing users to define their own genders, rather than choosing from a dropdown list.

The Google Plus update will be released in the next few days, Engadget reports. You'll be able to type in a custom gender, and you "won't have to constantly explain yourself just because you don't fit into the male/female binary."

Users will also be able to choose pronouns to describe their genders and to limit who sees what gender options they chose.