How to Hide Your Birthday on Facebook App and PC
When you create an account on Facebook, you fill up a sign-up form. That form includes your phone number, email address, gender information, and your date of birth. Let me say it, without entering such information, you cannot create a Facebook account.
However, FB notifies you and your friends when it’s your Birthday. If you don’t want your friends to know about it, or due to any reason you wanna hide it. You can do so in a few simple steps.
Hey everyone, my name is Samad Ali Khan, and today I am going to show you how to hide your birthday on Facebook. This is to stop Facebook from announcing your DOB or maybe other privacy reasons. Anyways, you can do so on the Facebook mobile app or using the FB web version on your computer. So, let’s get started…
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How to Hide Your Birthday on Facebook App
Open the Facebook app. Go to your profile. Now tap the Edit Profile button. Scroll down and tap the “Edit your about info”. On the next page, tap the Edit option in the Basic Info section. Tap the drop-down next to your date of birth and year and set the option to “Only me”. Save the changes.
Note that the settings are almost the same on Android and iPhone devices. Even you can edit or change your FB DOB over there if you want to. All right, that is it, this is how you can hide your DOB from friends.
If you have any troubles while following the above-mentioned steps, then make sure to update your Facebook application. Because the information is the latest one from Facebook settings. However, if you are using a computer right now and wanna do so on the Facebook web version. Then follow the below steps.
Hide Your Birthday on Facebook Using PC
Go to your profile page. Now click the About tab under your profile picture. Click Contact and Basic Info at the side menu. Scroll down and click the edit icon next to your Birthday info. Set both options to Only, and click Done. in the last step, click the Save button.
You are good to go guys, your DOB information is now hidden from your friends and everyone on Facebook. You can go ahead and repeat the same steps to show your birthday again on your Facebook profile.
How to Turn On or Off Birthday Notifications on Facebook
Facebook allows users to turn on and off getting birthday notifications. You can do so in Settings using the Facebook mobile app (Android and iPhone) or using the FB web version. To turn birthday notifications on or off, please follow the below simple steps:
Turn On Birthday Notifications on Facebook
Open the Facebook app. Go to the menu then Setting & Privacy and tap Settings. Now tap Notifications. Tap Birthday from the list. Turn on the toggle next to “Allow notifications on Facebook”.
Facebook will now send birthday Push, Email, and SMS notifications. Moreover, there are options you can enable to receive notifications for upcoming and belated birthdays.
Turn Off Birthday Notifications on Facebook
You can repeat as mentioned above to turn off birthdays notifications. However, go to Menu > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Search and select Notifications Settings > Select Birthdays > Turn off the toggle next to “Allow notifications on Facebook”.
For your information, when you disable the toggle next to the Allow Notifications settings. All push, email, SMS, and upcoming, and belated birthdays notifications will be turned off. So keep this in mind before doing so.
Turn Birthday Notifications On or Off on PC
You can do the same by using the Facebook web version on your computer. All you need is to open a web browser and go to facebook.com and log in to your account. Now follow these steps:
Click your profile picture then Settings & Privacy. Now click Settings. Then Notifications in the left side menu. Click on the Birthdays, then turn on or off the toggle next to “Allow notifications on Facebook”.
Remember Facebook will apply and sync these settings across all your Android, iPhone, and PC device. However, if you don’t want to completely turn off such notifications, then either enable or disable the Push, Email, or SMS and Upcoming or Belated Birthdays as you like.
Stop Facebook from Notifying Your Birthday
If you are reading this section of the article. You don’t need to change settings to stop Facebook from announcing or notifying your birthday. However, You can do it by following these steps:
In the Facebook app > Go to your Profile > Edit Profile button > Edit your about info > Tap the edit option in the Basic Info section > Tap the drop-down next to your date of birth and set them to “Only me”. Don’t forget to save the changes.
Once you do so, Facebook won’t notify anyone about the date of birth and everyone on Facebook won’t be able to see it in the About section. I mean in your profile about tab. That is it guys, you are good to go.
If you have any trouble while following the above guide, let me know in the comment section below. Was the above helpful to you? Share it to help others. Enjoy your privacy on Facebook.