A new way for people to describe their special circumstance when verifying their name

“We’re also testing a new tool that will let people provide more information about their circumstances if they are asked to verify their name. People can let us know they have a special circumstance, and then give us more information about their unique situation. This additional information will help our review teams better understand the situation so they can provide more personalized support. This information will also help inform potential improvements we can make in the future.”

The policy change only applies to the US, across mobile and desktop. Based on feedback, Facebook will roll the changes out globally.

GLAAD CEO and president Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement: “GLAAD looks forward to our continued work with Facebook to further improve on this policy and ensure that the world’s largest social network remains a place where all people can feel accepted and safe to be their authentic selves.”