Starting today, Tinder users in the U.S., U.K., and Canada have more than just two options to identify their gender.
And if users can't find the term that describes them, they can type in any term that best describes their gender identity or choose to hide their gender completely, the company says. All users can choose whether to display their gender on their profile and if they want to appear in search results for women or men.
A statement from the company read: "We haven't had the right tools to serve our diverse community in the past, but that changes today".
The update means that if someone reports another user due to their gender, it will be the person who makes the report who'll be in trouble.
To overcome the challenge, Tinder and its long-time CEO Sean Rad enlisted the help of some familiar faces by aligning with GLAAD's Nick Adams, director of programs of transgender media, and Alex Schmider, senior strategist of transgender media, as well as trans advocate, producer, director and consultant Andrea James.
GLAAD hopes Tinder's update will help "accelerate acceptance for transgender and gender non-conforming people".
Reports of a transphobic culture emerged at Tinder emerged earlier this year after a number of trans users had been banned from the platform after being reported as the "wrong" gender.
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Whether the trans-inclusive gender options will positively impact the trans community remains to be seen.
It's a world of possibilities in the latest update for Tinder, one of the world's leading dating apps. Although the update doesn't get rid of gender binaries in the discovery function - the app still requires that you specify if you're looking for men and/or women - Adams said it was less of an ideological decision as it was a "way the app works" decision.
And then there are some who are having a laugh at the expense of all those frustrated Tinder users.
More genders are available on Tinder in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Tinder is certainly not the first tech company to become more inclusive.
The move comes on the heels of comments Rad made over the summer at Recode's Code Conference where he said that changes were coming.
"At the end of the day, as a trans user, what you would experience is higher quality matches".