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How to see birthdays on Facebook

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How to see birthdays on Facebook: Remembering dates and anniversaries is not one of your strengths and, often, you forget to send your wishes to friends and relatives for their birthdays. Recently, however, you have discovered that among the features of Facebook there is also one that allows you to remember the birthday dates of users added to friendships: you would really like to use it, but unfortunately you don’t know how to make the most of it. That’s the way it is, am I right? Then let me tell you that you’ve come to the right place at the right time!

With this guide, in fact, I will tell you how to see birthdays on Facebook showing you the detailed procedure both to view the birthday date of the people of your interest and to send your greetings through the appropriate function of the social network. In addition, it will be my job to explain to you when it is possible to find out the date of birth of your friends and to provide you with directions to stop receiving notifications related to birthdays.

How do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? So let’s not waste any more time chatting and immediately move on to the action. Courage: make yourself comfortable, set aside five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. I assure you that, by carefully following my instructions and trying to put them into practice, you will not only be able to know when your friends are having their birthday but also to send your happy birthday wishes on Facebook (and not only). Enjoy the reading!

Preliminary information

Before getting to the heart of this tutorial and explaining, in detail, how to see birthdays on Facebook, you should know that it is possible to view the birthday date of both the people you have added to your friends and users who are not part of it. In both cases, however, it is essential that the people of your interest have not “hidden” their date of birth from the privacy settings of their profile.

Also, it will be useful to know that by accessing the section Birthdays of the famous social network, you can view not only the birthdays of the day and the people who will soon have their birthday, but also the complete list, month by month, of all the dates of your friends’ birthdays.

I would like to underline, however, that, at least at the time of writing this guide, Facebook has eliminated the section in question from its official application. This means that from smartphones and tablets, using the Facebook app, the only solution to find out the birthday date of a particular person is to access the section Information of his profile in which the date of birth is visible.

For this reason, as a matter of convenience, in this guide of mine you will first find the indications to access the section Birthdays Facebook from a computer and, subsequently, the procedure to view the date of birth of the people of your interest using the social network app for devices Android And iOS / iPadOS.

How to see birthdays on Facebook from a computer

How to see birthdays on Facebook

For see birthdays on Facebook from your computer, linked to the main page of the social network and, if you have not already done so, log in to your account by entering the data in the fields Email or phone And Password, top right.

Once this is done, locate the section Explore in the left sidebar, click the entry Events and, in the new screen that appears, select the option Birthdays. In this section you can view all birthdays of the day, with the list of friends who are birthdays and their ages. Also, by entering a message in the field Wish him / her happy birthday in his diary, you can send your happy birthday wishes, which will be visible in the diary of the person who is celebrating the birthday. In this regard, my guide on how to wish happy birthday on Facebook may be useful.

As for the birthdays of the day, I point out that these are also visible in the News section of Facebook, in the box located at the top right, with the wording Today is the birthday of [nome]. Furthermore, you should know that the birthdays of the day are also reported to you with a special notification that allows you to quickly find out which friends are having a birthday. I’ll tell you more about it in the next paragraphs.

Birthdays of the day on Facebook

How do you say? You would also like to know how to see past birthdays on Facebook? In this case, the procedure is identical to what I indicated in the previous lines. In fact, by accessing the section Events and selecting the option Birthdays, you can also see people who have recently turned years (Recent birthdays) and that they will do so soon (Upcoming birthdays).

Also, by scrolling down the page, you can see the complete list of people who will have their birthday in the current month (Further on to [mese in corso]) and also a box for each month of the year in which profile photos of people celebrating their birthday in that month are visible. Pausing with the mouse pointer on a single photo, you can also view the date of birth of the person in question.

Alternatively, you can also view a particular person’s date of birth by accessing that user’s profile information. To do this, write the name of the person you are interested in in the field Nearat the top and click on the icon magnifying glass, to view the search results. Then press on user’s name whose birthday you want to know.

In the new screen that appears, select the tab Information, tap on the item Basic information and contact and locate the section Basic information. By doing so, you should see an icon birthday cake with the birthday date of the person of your interest.

It will be useful to know that, based on the privacy settings set by the user whose birthday you want to know, you may see the complete date of birth, only the day and month of birth or not display any of this information. To find out more, you can check out my guide on how to take your birth date off Facebook.

How to see birthdays on Facebook from the app

As mentioned in the opening lines of this guide, using theFacebook app for Android devices and iPhone / iPad it is no longer possible to access the section Birthdays of the social network and quickly find out the birthday of the people of your interest. However, it is always possible to view the date of birth of each user who has made this information public by accessing their profile information. How to do? I’ll explain it to you right away!

How to see birthdays on Facebook Android

How to see birthdays on Facebook Android

The only solution for see birthdays on Facebook from Android is to access the personal information of a specific person’s profile and thus view their date of birth.

After starting the app of the famous social network, press the icon of magnifying glass, at the top right, type the name of the person you are interested in in the field Nearat the top and tap the button Near, to view the search results.

Now, press on first name of the person whose birthday you want to know, choose the option See the information of [nome] and, in the new screen that appears, locate the section Basic information. At this point, you should see hers date of birth: if not, it means that the user in question has changed the visibility settings of the date and, therefore, it is not possible to know when he celebrates his birthday.

How to see birthdays on Facebook iPhone

How to see birthdays on Facebook iPhone

The procedure for see birthdays on Facebook from iPhone it is almost identical to what I indicated in the previous lines dedicated to Android devices. In fact, all you have to do is access the personal information section of the profile of the person you are interested in.

To proceed, grab your iPhone, launch the Facebook, tap on the icon magnifying glass, at the top right, and enter the name of the person whose birthday you want to know in the field Search on Facebook. Then press the button Near, to view the search results, and tap the first name of the person of your interest.

In the new screen that appears, select the option See the information of [nome] and locate the section Basic information, to view the date of birth of the person in question. Simple, right?

How not to see birthdays on Facebook

How not to see birthdays on Facebook

If you are wondering if it is possible don’t see birthdays on Facebook, all you can do is disable the notifications related to this information: by doing so, you will no longer be notified when a person turns years or is about to celebrate his or her birthday.

To proceed from smartphone and tablet, launch the Facebook, press the ☰ button (or the Facebook logo located in the bottom menu) and select the option Settings and privacy. In the new screen that appears, tap on the item Settings, locate the section Notifications and choose the option Notification settings.

Now, in the section What notifications do you get, tap on the item Birthdays and move the lever next to the item Allow notifications on Facebook from ON to OFF. Then press the button Deactivate, to completely disable Facebook notifications relating to birthdays.

If, on the other hand, you only want to turn off some notifications, all you have to do is move the toggle next to the option you are interested in from ON to OFF: Push to disable birthday notifications on Facebook; E-mail to disable email notifications; SMS for deactivating birthday notifications via SMS e Birthdays coming up/Late birthdays to turn off notifications about upcoming birthdays and birthdays that have already passed.

If you prefer to proceed from a computer, connect to the Facebook main page, click the arrow pointing down, at the top right, and choose the option Settings from the menu that opens. Then select the item Notifications in the left sidebar, and on the new screen that appears, click the option Birthdays.

Facebook birthday notifications from computer

Again, you can completely disable birthday notifications by moving the toggle next to the item Allow notifications on Facebook from ON to OFF or disable only the notifications of your interest (Push, E-mail or SMS).

Instead, by moving the lever next to the options Birthdays coming up And Late birthdays from ON to OFF, you can turn off the notifications in question and no longer be notified about upcoming and past birthdays.