When you create your Facebook account, you’re prompted to enter your birthday. The platform adds this piece of information to your profile.
Your friends can then see when it’s your birthday and even get notified when you’re adding another year to your life.
But if you don’t want Facebook to announce your birthday, here’s what you can do to hide this piece of information.
How to Hide Your Birthday On Facebook
- Launch Facebook and log in to your account if you haven’t already
- Select Edit public details
- Go to Edit your About info
- Scroll down to Basic info
- Click or tap the Edit button
- Select the visibility settings icon
- Go to More options
- Check the Only me option.
That’s it! When people visit your Facebook profile, they won’t see any information related to your birthday. Your friends won’t be notified when it’s your birthday either.
How to Block Birthday Notifications from Friends
If you don’t want to get any notifications about your friends’ birthdays, you can tweak your Facebook notification settings accordingly.
- Go to Settings
- Select Your Time on Facebook
- Go to Control your notifications → See settings
- Go to Notifications settings
- Scroll to Birthdays and disable the birthday notifications.
So, if you don’t want to get any birthday notifications from Facebook, and you don’t want your friends to get notifications about your birthday either, follow the steps listed above.
Facebook will hide any birthday information on your profile, and you won’t get any notifications about your friends’ birthdays either.
That’s an excellent way to avoid your wall and inbox getting flooded with happy birthday messages.
On the other hand, if you tend to be really forgetful and need reminders for your closest friends’ birthdays, you may want to add that information directly to your calendar.
Francis Tartee says
I don’t know why my birthday not want change on Facebook my real birthday is August 31 your please help me
Francis Tartee says
I really want to change my birthday but that not want happens l don’t know why your please help me.
Warren Benson says
Facebook has changed the way this works slightly but your article helped me find the solution: Profile->Edit profile->Edit your about info.->Contact and Basic info.->Select the edit “Pencil” next to birthday-> Select “Only Me” for the day and year. ->Save.
i had “locked” my birthday and the announcement still came out. Can’t find anywhere how to stop it for real
It’s not on the facebook.com website, it took me forever to figure it out. Use the Facebook app on iPhone or Android phone, then you can do it.
Haha super helpful! Just did it.
Thankyou for the correct guidance.Appericiate your efforts.
I’m not seeing any of these links – Edit public details or Edit your About info. There is an “Edit Profile” link but then nothing there about birthday notifications.
Facebook often changes things or maybe you’re starting on a different page. Can you create a video?
Gladys K Redman says
I don’t know to get my birthday off my profile don’t want all the birthdays greeting on Facebook
I want to show my birthday for people who want to know/ to search for my birthday can see. But I don’t want to have it notify to my FB friends that today is my birthday. Is there the way to do?
John Smith says
Thank you for the straightforward info. No dillydallying at all.
Surajit das says
Thanx for sharing this info. I needed this.