How can i see birthday of friends on facebook

How to Find Friends' Facebook Birthdays or Change Your Own

  • You'll find Facebook friends' birthdays in "Events," or via the search function, depending on the device.
  • You can also change your own birthday, but there are limits to the number of times you can.
  • In your privacy settings, you can also change who's able to see your birth date and year. 

Facebook can be a great resource for keeping up with friends and family members. And if you've forgotten someone's birthday, you can always check on the site. 

However, keep in mind that a friend's birthday won't be listed if they've chosen not to share that information on their profile. 

You also have the option to hide your own birthday, or limit who sees it, on Facebook. And, if desired, you can change your Facebook birthday. Here's how to do it all. 

How to find your Facebook friends' birthdays 

You can find out when your friends' birthdays are on both the desktop and mobile versions of Facebook. .

On the desktop website: 

1. Go to the Facebook website and log in to your account, if necessary.

2. Click Events in the left sidebar.

Go to "Events" on the left. Devon Delfino

3. Select Birthdays in the sidebar.

Select "Birthdays." Devon Delfino

Your friends' birthdays will then appear on the screen, starting with any birthdays that are on the day of searching, followed by recent and upcoming birthdays.

Quick tip: You can also view a friend's birthday from their profile by clicking the About tab at the tab of their profile page, and selecting Contact and basic info on the left. Unless they've hidden their birthday, it will be listed under Basic info

On the mobile app: 

1. Open the Facebook app and log in to your account, if needed.

2. Tap the magnifying glass icon, located at the top of the screen.

Tap the search feature icon. Devon Delfino

3. Type Birthdays into the search bar and select the option at the top of the screen.  

Choose "Birthdays." Devon Delfino

A list of your friends' birthdays will then appear, ordered in the same way as on the desktop version of the site.

Quick tip: You can also view a friend's birthday from their profile by tapping See [name]'s About Info underneath their profile image and name. Unless they've hidden their birthday, it will be listed on the next screen under Basic Info

How to change your birthday on Facebook

You can change the birthday listed on your Facebook profile, but there are limits:

  • You can only change your birthday once every two weeks.
  • You can only change your birthday three times overall. So once you've changed your account's birthday three times, you'd have to contact Facebook's customer support team to change it again. And even then, it's not guaranteed that they'll allow you to change it.

Important: If you change your birthday to a date that makes your current age younger than 13, or signals you were younger than 13 when you created your account, you may be banned from Facebook.

On the desktop website: 

1. Go to the Facebook website and log in to your account, if necessary. 

2. Click on your profile icon, located toward the top-right corner of the screen.

Go to your Facebook profile. Devon Delfino

3. Select the About tab at the top of your profile page.

Go to your "About" section. Devon Delfino

4. Choose Contact and basic info in the left sidebar.

Choose "Contact and Basic Info." Devon Delfino

5. Scroll down to your birthday details and click the Edit icon.

Choose "Contact and Basic Info." Devon Delfino

6. Use the drop-down menus to change your birthday.

7. Hit Save.

The information will then update, but no notification will be sent to your friends.

On the mobile app: 

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Tap your profile picture at the top of the screen.

3. Select See Your About Info.

Choose "See Your About Info. " Devon Delfino

4. Scroll down and tap Edit next to Basic Info

Tap "Edit" next to "Basic Info." Devon Delfino

5. Tap the drop-down arrows next to your birth date, month, and year  to select the new birthday details.

Choose your new birthday details. Devon Delfino

6. Scroll down and tap Save.

How to hide your birthday on Facebook

It can be useful to friends and family members to have your birthday listed on your Facebook profile. But if you prefer more privacy, here's how to hide it on the platform.

On the desktop website: 

1. Go to the Facebook website and log in to your account, if necessary. 

2. Click on your profile icon, located toward the top-right corner of the screen.

3. Select the About tab at the top of your profile page.

4. Choose Contact and Basic Info.

5. Scroll down to the Basic Info section and, next to your birthday or year, select the privacy settings icon to the left of the Edit button.

6. Choose who to share your birthday information with from the available options: Public, Friends, Only me, or Custom.

Choose how to share your birthday information from the pop-up menu. Devon Delfino

On the mobile app: 

1. Open the Facebook app.

2. Tap your profile picture at the top of the screen.

3. Select See Your About Info.

4. Scroll down to Basic Info and tap Edit

5. Tap the privacy settings button, located to the right of your birthday or birth year information.

Tap the privacy settings button next to your birthday or birth year. Devon Delfino

6. Choose who to share your birthday information with from the available options: Public, Friends, or Only me. Note you can only choose Custom viewing privileges from the Facebook website.  

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How To Find Friends' Birthdays On Facebook (iPhone, Android, And Computer)

By Joseph Maring

Can't remember when a friend's birthday is? Maybe even for a relative's birthday? Thanks to Facebook, finding these takes just a few seconds.

There are many things people use Facebook for, but one of the best (and most useful) features is being able to quickly find a friend's birthday. Social media apps are everywhere right now. Want to see short messages from people and stay updated on what's trending? That's Twitter. Eager to see short-form videos from rising internet stars? There's TikTok. Trying to see the latest photo and video posts from friends? Instagram has you covered.

Among all of those sites, Facebook still stands tall as the largest social network by a long shot. It's been around for nearly two decades, has approximately 2.89 billion monthly active users, and regularly adds new features to keep folks interested. A few years ago, Facebook was little more than a place to share status updates, message friends, and post photos. Today, it has everything from a built-in dating service to a job search tool.

Related: How To Lock Facebook Profile To Hide Private Information & Protect Privacy

Despite all those bells and whistles, one of its most helpful tools remains one of the oldest — being able to see friends' birthdays. Not sure when your work colleague, college friend, or aunt has their birthday? If they're on Facebook, finding their birthday takes just a couple of seconds. From the Facebook desktop website, click the dropdown arrow on the left side of the screen titled 'See more.' Scroll down that list, click 'Events,' and click 'Birthdays.' This reveals a list of friends' birthdays happening today, recent birthdays that just passed, and upcoming birthdays. Alternatively, users can search for specific Facebook users and find their birthdays that way. Click the search bar at the top-left of the screen, search for a friend/family member, and click on their profile. From their profile page, click 'About,' click 'Contact and Basic Info,' and their birthday is shown right there.

That's how to find friends' birthdays on the Facebook desktop site, but what about the mobile app for smartphones? While the steps are different, it's just as easy to do. Open the Facebook app, tap the search button at the top-right of the screen, type 'birthdays,' and tap the 'Birthdays' option with a cake icon next to it. Similar to the Facebook desktop site, this shows birthdays happening today, recent ones, and friends' upcoming birthdays. This works exactly the same whether someone's using an Android phone or iPhone.

There's one final thing to know, and that's how to manage notifications for friends' birthdays. Once again from the Facebook app, tap the 'More' icon on the bottom navigation bar. Scroll down the page, tap 'Settings & Privacy,' tap 'Settings,' tap 'Notifications' under the Preferences section, and tap 'Birthdays.' Here, Facebook allows users to enable/disable notifications for upcoming birthdays and belated birthdays. Users can also choose to get these notifications in the Facebook app, via email, and/or as an SMS text message. Keep these tips in mind, and you're sure to never miss a birthday again!

Next: How To Delete Facebook Photos On Android, iOS, And Desktop

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How to see your friends' birthdays on Facebook

This article will show you how to find birthdays on Facebook, whether you're using the Facebook desktop, the Facebook app, or the Facebook mobile website.

If you want to know when a Facebook friend's birthday is, there are many different ways to find out. Let's consider the simplest method first.

  1. Go to You may need to sign in first.

  2. Look to the right side to see if the Birthdays tab is displayed.

  3. If someone's birthday is today, you will be notified.

  4. Click on it to send them a birthday message.

How to Find Birthdays on Facebook

If a birthday isn't in the Birthdays tab, or you know it's on a different date, it's easy to find out whose birthday is coming up. Here's how to find birthdays listed on Facebook.

  1. Go to

  2. Click your name.

  3. Click Friends .

  4. Click Birthdays .

  5. Check your friends list to see whose birthday is coming up.

Finding a specific friend's birthday on Facebook

If you want to find a specific friend's birthday on Facebook, it's quite easy to find the information on their profile. Here's what to do.

  1. Go to

  2. Click your name.

  3. Click Friends .

  4. Enter your friend's name in the search bar.

  5. Click on their name when it appears in the results.

  6. Click About me .

  7. Click "Contact Information” and “Basic Information”.

  8. Shows their birthday here.

    If it's not on the list, your friend has chosen not to show their birthday publicly.

    How to see birthdays in the Facebook app

    Are you using the Facebook app on your phone instead of the desktop website? Here's how to see birthdays on the Facebook app in a few easy steps.

    1. Open the Facebook app.

    2. Touch Notifications .

    3. Check if birthdays are listed under notifications for today.

    4. Click on the notification to wish this person a happy birthday or see other upcoming birthdays.

    5. Continue scrolling to see birthdays for the coming year.

    How to find birthdays on the Facebook mobile site

    The Facebook mobile site is not as easy to use as the Facebook app, but if you don't want to download the app, you can use it to find birthdays. Here is the best way to do it.

    We strongly recommend that you use the Facebook app as it offers many more features than the mobile site.

    1. Go to on your mobile browser.

    2. Touch the search icon.

    3. Enter the name of the person whose birthday you want to know.

    4. Press See name information .

    5. The person's birthday must be listed below unless they choose to withhold this information.

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Almost all social networks have the option to remind you of important events and events. This frees users from remembering multiple dates and keeps people connected.

Today we will tell you how to find out about the upcoming birthdays of your friends on Facebook, as well as how to congratulate them.


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Setting up reminders on the site

A separate section is responsible for setting up all notifications on Facebook. It's in your profile settings. Here you can choose what events and where the system will send notifications, in what format it will take place. Birthdays are separated into a separate group of settings.


  1. Log in to your account and click on your profile photo.
  2. Select "Privacy settings".

  1. Go to Settings.

  1. In the left column, click on the "Notifications" line.

  1. Open the "Birthdays" group.

This is a single toggle for any upcoming AR notifications. If you no longer receive messages about friends' birthdays, then you should start looking for the reason from this point.

In the same window, you can turn off notifications for an upcoming event by simply clicking on the corresponding toggle switch.

Next, you need to set "Where do you receive these notifications":

  • push - messages under the Bell icon in the web version;
  • email mail - letters will be sent to the email address;
  • SMS – messages to a mobile phone.

You also have the option to receive notifications of upcoming and/or past birthdays. They can come even if you don't log into Facebook for a long time.

Attention : when choosing SMS or email, check which contacts are assigned to the account as a priority. You can find out from the very bottom of the "Notifications" section by opening "SMS" and "Email. mail". To change contacts, go to the "General" section.

Not everyone knows, but Facebook also celebrates its birthday on February 4th. It was on this day in 2004 that the first launch of the site took place. Now it is an official holiday, in honor of which the administration surprises its users. For example, in 2019-2020, everyone received a cute video with a selection of their photos together with friends.

Setting up notifications in the mobile application

Facebook allows you to set up reminders on your smartphone. The procedure is similar to the web version:

  1. Log in to your profile and click on the Ξ icon.
  2. Open Settings and Privacy.
  3. Click on the "Settings" section.

  1. Find the line "Setting notifications" and the item "Birthdays".

  1. Set the slider to the "Allow" position.
  2. Select how you want to receive notifications.

If you don't want to receive any more reminders, just disable the first slider.

Find out the date of the user's DR on Facebook

The system notifies strictly on the date of the event. But what if you want to know when it will happen so you can prepare ahead of time? We will tell you how to find out the date of birth of friends in the mobile application and on the computer.

Web version

  1. Open the profile of the desired person.
  2. Select the Info tab below the cover photo.
  3. Find the BP date in the General Information or Contact and Basic Information section, if the user has provided this information.

By default, the following rule applies: people who can view this information are friends of friends. You won't be able to see the birthday date if you're not friends with the person or their Facebook friends. It will also not work to find out the desired information if the user has hidden it from everyone.

Mobile application

  1. Open a person's profile and click on the profile picture.
  2. Click on the "View information about..." button.
  3. Go to the "Basic Information" section to find out the date of the BP.

Happy birthday

All the difficulties are over - you already know when to congratulate a person. It remains only to do it in an original way. Facebook has several options.

Leave a message on the wall

  1. Go to a friend's profile.
  2. Click on the box "Write something ...".
  3. Enter greeting text, select a background, add visual components (video, photo, GIF).
  4. Celebrate a birthday.
  5. Click on the "Publish" button.

Tip : If you don't find a suitable video, add a link from YouTube. The post will display a thumbnail of the video.

Your entry will be displayed in the user's timeline, it can be viewed by mutual friends or by everyone if the person has adjusted the appropriate settings.

Send a private message to

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Go to your profile and click on the "Message" button under the cover photo.

  1. Open the "Chats" tab and find the birthday person there.

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