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Thanks to Facebook, you won't forget a birthday again! You can display your own birthday and be reminded of your friends' birthdays too. We not only explain how to activate this reminder, but also where to find the birthdays of all friends and how to display your own birthday on your profile.

Show your own birthday in your Facebook profile

In the privacy settings of Facebook you can specify whether your birthday should be displayed on your profile.

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Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

Desktop (old design)
Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

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Desktop (new design)

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

Activate birthday reminders from Facebook

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To never miss a friend's birthday, turn on birthday notifications.

Smartphone
Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

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Desktop
Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

View all birthdays in Facebook

You can no longer find the birthdays of your Facebook friends in the calendar as before. Instead, Facebook has set up its own event page for this.

Quick guide: Your own birthday app

  1. On the Facebook app, tap the Three-line menu top right and select under "Settings and privacy" the point "Privacy at a glance" out.
  2. Then tap on "Check some important privacy settings".
  3. Select the option "Who can see what you post"and tap"Further".
  4. To display your birthday now, either select the option "Friends"or"Public". You can also decide whether your year of birth should be displayed.
  5. Then tap several times on "Further"and then on"Check another area". Now exit the settings again.

Quick start guide: Your own birthday - desktop (old Facebook design)

  1. Open Facebook and after logging in, click the downward-facing one in the top right corner arrow and then select "Settings" out.
  2. In the category "privacy"click in the section"Privacy at a glance" on "Take a look at some important settings".
  3. Now select the option "Who can see what you post"and click"Further".
  4. For your birthday mark the option "Friends"or"Public". For your year of birth you also have the option"friends of freinds".
  5. Then click several times on "Further"and then on"Check another area". You can now exit the settings.

Quick guide: Your own birthday - desktop (new Facebook design)

  1. Sign in to Facebook. Click on the arrow top right and select "Settings and privacy" and then "Privacy at a glance".
  2. Click on "Check some important privacy settings".
  3. Now choose "Who can see what you post"and click"Further".
  4. For your birthday, choose "Friends"(only your friends can see it) or"Public"(everyone can see it). With the option"Custom"you can specify exactly who can see your birthday. Finally, click three times on"Further".
  5. Finally go to "Check another area"and close the settings.

Quick guide: Birthday reminders - App

  1. In the Facebook app, tap the in the top right corner Burger menu and then select under "Settings and privacy"the punk"Settings" at.
  2. In the section "Notifications" tap on "Notification settings".
  3. Then select the option "Birthdays" out.
  4. Now activate the option "Allow notifications on Facebook". You can activate further settings here, such as the type of notification.

Quick Start Guide: Birthday Reminders - Desktop

  1. Sign in to Facebook on your computer, click the down arrow in the top right corner, then chooseSettings"(in the new Facebook design, click on"Settings and privacy").
  2. In the category "Notifications"then click on"Birthdays".
  3. Then activate the option "Allow notifications on Facebook". You can now make further settings, for example the type of notification.