Facebook lets users celebrate their birthdays on the platform. Most of you may wanna change or hide your date of birth but most may wanna show it up publically or to friends only. Thus Facebook does offer such settings and lets you manage them the way you want.
Moreover, our recommendation is to make it available to your friends list on Facebook only. In short, don’t make it public, because using such information someone can get into your account. Thus you won’t be able to change or recover your password. However, it’s important to keep your content on Facebook secured.
Anyways, In this article, I will show you how to shop for your birthday on your Facebook profile or timelines. We will also discuss some related information to it, so please stay here and keep on reading…
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How to Show Your Birthday on Facebook Profile
There are actually two methods to show your date of birth on a Facebook timeline or profile. You can easily do it on your Facebook app or its desktop version. However, the only suggestion is, to please update your Facebook application before proceeding with steps using the app. Desktop users, can simply go ahead and follow the below steps to make their birthday visible on their Facebook profile. Here is how to do it:
On Facebook app
In the Facebook app, tap your profile and then tap the Edit Profile option. Now scroll down to the very bottom of the page and tap Edit Your About Info. Tap Edit next to Basic Info. Under the Birthday you will see the Audience option, tap to select Public or Friends to show them your birthday. Don’t forget to save the change, tap the save option at the top right. Now you can view yourself in someone else and go to the About section. You will see your birthday, there.
One thing more, if you set your birthday audience as public or Friends only. Then on your next birthday, they will get a notification to wish you a birthday. If you want to stop Facebook from sending that notification then select the Birthday audience as “Only Me”.
On Facebook PC
The method is quite similar on Facebook for the web. But don’t I am going to show you that too. Here is how to show your birthday on your Facebook timeline or profile: Go to your Facebook profile. Then tap the Edit Profile button under your Bio description. Scroll down then click Edit Your About Info. Click Contact and Basic Info at the left then the pencil (edit icon) next to your birthday. Click the Only button and select your Birthday Audience as Public or Friends only. This is how you can show up your birthday date on your Facebook profile.
Note that the public or your friends will see your birthday information in the About section of your profile. However, depends on the Birthday audience. They will get a notification on your birthday to wish you a very happy birthday. If you wanna hide it then select its audience as Only me. Then Facebook won’t send them such notifications.
Why is your birthday not showing on Facebook?
Because you have chosen your birthday audience is “Only me”. Depending on your birthday audience will display or show your birthday on your Facebook profile. Thus you can change its audience to show it to friends or publically by following these simple steps:
Go to Facebook > Your Profile > Edit Profile > Edit Your About Info > Contact and Basic Info at the left > Click Edit next to your birthday > Select the Audience as Public or Friends. Facebook will then show up your birthday on your profile.
How to Find Birthdays on Facebook
If you want to find, view, any of your friends his birthday. Then follow these steps on Facebook: In your Facebook account, go to your profile then scroll down and you will see the Friends section. Under the Friends section, you will the Birthday sub-section. Click on that and you will find all the upcoming birthdays of your friends. You can click the See All button to view all the lists with upcoming birthdays.
In short, go to your profile > Friends > Click Birthdays. When to find today’s Birhtyda you will see the Birthday section in the Facebook Home at the top right.
Moreover, there is no way to find Today Birthday or Upcoming Birthday on the Facebook application. Please stop wasting your time while looking for such things. However, you will get notifications on someone’s birthday on your Friends list.
Note that you will only see a friend’s birthday if they have set their birthday audience as Public or Friends only. Moreover, you can see the Today’s Birthdays section in the Facebook Home at the right sidebar.
How do I make my birthday private on Facebook?
You can easily change the audience settings for your birthday to make it private on Facebook. Here is how to do it step by step:
Go to your Facebook Profile, scroll down, and tap the Edit your About Info button. Tap the Edit option next to the Basic Info section. Now set the Birthday audience to “Only Me” and you are good to go. That is how you can set your birthday private on Facebook. You can update your Facebook app by following the mentioned steps.
How many times can you edit your birthday on Facebook?
You can edit or change your birthday on the Facebook app/PC. As per the latest terms and rules of Facebook, you are allowed to change your birthday once in 28 days and three times in total. If you are unable to change yours, then consider you have reached the limit or you should wait for 28 ways, then try again. If you are lucky you will be able to do so.
Will Facebook delete my account if I change my birthday?
No, Facebook won’t delete your account if you change your birthday. However, there are some limitations you need to know. Because Facebook only allows you to change your date of birth three times in total and once in 28 days. Once you reach this limit Facebook won’t let you change the date of birth in your account. Don’t worry they do not delete your account if you are following their terms and conditions.
Why can’t I edit my birthday on Facebook?
This is because Facebook has limits in place for changing your birthday. You are allowed to change your FB birthday once a month, if you are trying to do it within 28 days, then you cannot. It is due to the limit set by Facebook. You should wait for 28 days and try again to edit and update your birth date.