Facebook Reveals More People Than Ever Are Coming Out on the Social Network

What Facebook's data team observed in the past year.

— -- More so than ever, Americans are coming out on Facebook.

A report from Facebook's Research and Data Science division that "not only has the total number of Americans who have come out on Facebook risen dramatically, but so has the number coming out each day."

The study was conducted using aggregated, de-identified information from users in the United States. Over the past year, approximately 800,000 people updated their profile to include a same-gender attraction or entered a custom gender, putting the number of people coming out on Facebook each day on track to be three times what it was one year ago, researchers said.

More than 6 million Americans are out on Facebook, though Facebook's report noted that number is likely an underestimate, since it only measures people who change their "interested in" status or choose a custom gender.