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How To Change Your Date of Birth On Facebook

Date of Birth On Facebook
Written by Kelly Houstan

Have you guys ever wondered, if it wasn’t for Facebook, then how many people would actually remember your birthday as well? We have come to depend so much on the social media app for our daily notification of who’s birthday it actually is so that we can send them a quick birthday card as well. In this article, we are going to talk about How To Change Your Date of Birth On Facebook. Let’s begin!

You guys may have noticed that Facebook does not really ask you guys when your birthday is whenever signing up. That is because if you guys linked your Gmail ID to your Facebook account. Facebook will then automatically use your birthdate associated along with your Google account

If you guys did not sign up with a Gmail account, then Facebook simply uses your date of birth. That you have to enter for age verification in order to calculate your birthday on the app.

How To Change Your Date of Birth On Facebook

Well, you guys will be surprised via how many steps it takes to actually change your birthday on Facebook. This is because Facebook tries to discourage you from changing your birthday too many times. In order to prevent users from faking their age as well.

On PC

  • You guys can also change your birthday on the Facebook web app on your PC. You have to follow the guide below to learn how.
  • Then just visit facebook.com on a browser and then log in along with your ID and password. Just head to your profile via tapping your account name in the top right corner as well. Tap on ‘Edit Profile’ under your name.
  • Just scroll to the bottom of the new pop-up menu and then tap on ‘Edit Your About Info’.
  • Tap on ‘Contact and basic info from the left panel.

Date of Birth On Facebook

  • You guys will find your birthday under the ‘Basic info’ section. Click on the ‘Edit’ button beside it in order to change your birthday. Click on Save when you do that.

On iPhone and Android app

You guys can also change your birthday on Facebook using the Facebook mobile app. You have to follow the guide below in order to learn how.

  • Just open the Facebook app on your device. Click on the hamburger menu in the top right corner, choose ‘See your profile’ to reach your Facebook profile.
  • Click on the three dots under your name beside the ‘Add to Story’ button. Now choose ‘Edit Profile.
  • Then scroll down right to the bottom and then click on ‘Edit Your About Info’.
  • Now scroll down till you guys reach the ‘Basic Info’ section and tap ‘Edit’. Now go ahead and then set your birthday that is under the ‘Birthday’ tab.
  • Click on ‘Save’ at the bottom of the page once you are done.

How many times can you change your birthday on Facebook? | Date of Birth On Facebook

You should be careful and then keep a count on how many times you guys are changing your birthday on the social media app as Facebook definitely is. Facebook only lets you guys change your birthday three times before it even starts to get suspicious.

If you have to change your birthday even after you guys have changed it three times. You will have to contact Facebook with the form link below. However, there is actually no guarantee that Facebook would even oblige.

Link: Request a Birthday Change

What happens when you change your birthday on Facebook?

Whenever you guys change your birthday on Facebook, your account will immediately reflect that change as well. So if you guys set your birthday to the next day (tomorrow), then your friends will also receive a notification letting them know that it is your birthday the next day as well.

Your friends are not really notified whenever you change your birthday, so you guys do not have to worry about that. Additionally, the change is not displayed as an event on your timeline as well.

How to hide my birthday on Facebook? | Date of Birth On Facebook

You can also set the audience for who you would like to be able to view your birthday on Facebook. By default, the setting is all set to ‘Friends of Friends’ which means that also even if someone has a mutual friend. They can also view your birthday on your profile.

You can set different audiences for your birth year, as well as your birthday. Facebook provides you the option in order to choose between the following audience settings.

  • Public: Everyone on Facebook
  • Friends of friends: Users along with a mutual friend
  • Friends: Only users in your Friends list as well
  • Only me: Only you and no one else
  • Close friends: Custom close friends list that you guys have created

On PC

In order to change the audience of your birthday, you guys have to reach the ‘Edit birthday’ page. You have to follow the guide above to head to your Profile > Edit Profile > Edit Your About Info.

  • Tap on ‘Contact and basic info from the left panel.
  • Now, that is under ‘Basic Info’ tap the audience button beside your birthday.
  • Choose the privacy you would like to set it to, and then click on ‘Save’.

On iPhone and Android app

In order to change the audience of your birthday, you guys have to reach the ‘Edit birthday’ page. Then just follow the guide above to head to your Profile > Edit Profile > Edit Your About Info as well.

  • Now beside ‘Basic Info’ just click on ‘Edit’.
  • You guys can set different audiences for your birth year, and birthday. Click on the ‘Audience’ button beside the setting and then select the option you guys like.
  • Tap on ‘Save’ when you guys do.

How can you stop Facebook from notifying your friends on your birthday?

While some folks find the birthday notification really helpful, others may also want their friends. In order to remember their birthday without even having Facebook remind them. You can avoid Facebook from announcing your birthday via simply changing the privacy on your birthday.

You hav to follow the guides above to change your birthday audience on Facebook and then set it to ‘Only me’. This essentially hides your birthday from everyone on Facebook as well.

If your birthday privacy is actually set to ‘Only me’, then Facebook will not notify anyone whenever it is your birthday.

Conclusion

Alright, That was all Folks! I hope you guys like this article and also find it helpful to you. Give us your feedback on it. Also if you guys have further queries and issues related to this article. Then let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you shortly.

Have a Great Day!

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