Facebook on Thursday broadened gender options for users in the United States.

According to the AP, about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender have been added, including such terms as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transgender.

“There's going to be a lot people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,” Brielle Harrison, a software engineer who worked on the project, told the AP.

Harrison, who is undergoing gender transition, said she would take advantage of the change and choose TransWoman.

“All too often transgender people like myself and other gender nonconforming people are given this binary option, do you want to be male or female? What is your gender? And it's kind of disheartening because none of those let us tell others who we really are,” she said.

GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis called the change “a step forward in recognizing transgender people and allows them to tell their authentic story in their own words.”

“Once again, Facebook is on the forefront of ensuring that the platform is safe and accessible to all of its LGBT users,” she added.

Masen Davis, executive director of the Transgender Law Center, also applauded the new feature.

“We applaud Facebook for making it possible for people to be their authentic selves online,” he said.

Facebook has more than 1 billion active worldwide users.