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How do I block my birthday announcement on Facebook?

October 23, 2023

Facebook, by default, informs every one of your friends of your birthday. Apart from the impression of sincerity, there are good reasons to completely omit your birthday on Facebook. Your birth date will be easily found by identity thieves, and perhaps you just don’t want others to know how old you are.

Whatever the reason, disabling your friends’ feed notifications is a simple process. In this post, you’ll learn how to do it on desktop browsers and mobile applications. Additionally, you may turn off the feature if you’re sick of hearing about other people’s birthdays.

Before Removing Your Birthday From Facebook 

Before Removing Your Birthday From Facebook 

Before disabling your birthday on Facebook, there are a few things you should be aware of. 

  • Your friends and contacts won’t get notifications or reminders about your big day if you disable your birthday. This includes the unique birthday greetings and remarks that people frequently post on Facebook. But keep in mind that those who are close to you and who already know your birthdate might still get in touch with you on their own.
  • Depending on your privacy settings, other programs or services that are integrated with Facebook may still be able to access your birthday information. It’s a good idea to review and modify your privacy settings to make sure you’re okay with the public knowing your birthdate.

You can choose whether or not to disable your birthday on Facebook based on these considerations. It’s important to keep in mind that you can update your settings at a later time if you want to re-enable birthday notifications or change how visible your birthday information is on your profile. With this knowledge, let’s start the article. 

Turning Off Birthday Notifications on Desktop

Turning Off Birthday Notifications on Desktop

It won’t really matter if you’re using a desktop computer or a mobile device to complete the task. Use whatever you have on hand, but we’ll start with the desktop process.

Logging into your Facebook account should be your initial action. Your news feed will appear. then take the following actions:

  • The profile icon is located in the top-right corner.
  • To access your profile, select it from the menu’s top.
  • Click the About button located just below your cover photo on your profile page.
  • Click on Contact and Basic Info from the section’s summary in the About section.
  • Click the pencil symbol to the right of Birth under Basic Information by scrolling down to that section.
  • Select the Privacy icon after clicking the pencil. By doing so, the privacy option will be displayed, allowing you to specify who can access your birthday and receive notifications about it.
  • Select Only Me if you want to entirely conceal it.
  • Remember to also modify the privacy settings for your birth year. When finished, click Save.

You may effectively hide your birthday from Facebook users other than yourself by taking the steps in this article. Nobody will be informed of your birthday, and nobody will be able to view it. Here is the mobile version now.

Turning Off Birthday Notifications on Mobile

Turning Off Birthday Notifications on Mobile

This time, the procedure will start with the opening of the Facebook app on your phone. You can follow the above instructions via a mobile browser instead of using the app, which is not necessary. Once the app has been opened, proceed as follows:

  • The first page you view is your news feed. In the search box’s left-hand side, tap the image of your profile.
  • Click “See Your About Info.”
  • Under Basic Info, find your birthday and tap the Edit button next to it.
  • Expand the privacy settings option next to your birthdate to see the privacy menu, and then select Only Me from the list. In the event that the choice isn’t visible, you might need to touch on More Options.
  • Change the birth year’s privacy settings as well. In the upper-right corner of the screen, click Save when finished.

The two techniques are comparable, as you can see, and neither should take more than a minute to do. You can now turn off receiving reminders about other people’s birthdays if you want not to.

How To Turn Off Friend Birthday Notification On Facebook

Turning Off Birthday Notifications on Mobile

Facebook notifies you of your friends’ birthdays so you can remember and enjoy their special day. You can quickly disable friend birthday notifications on Facebook if you find them annoying or simply don’t want to receive them. Take the actions listed below.

Step 1: On your Windows or Mac computer, launch Facebook in your selected browser. On the home screen, in the upper right corner, near your profile photo, click the Notifications (bell) button. 

Step 2: Select the three-dot icon from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: From the menu, choose Notification Settings.

Step 4: Scroll down in the Notifications settings and select Birthdays. 

Step 5: Toggle off “Allow notifications on Facebook” in the drop-down menu.

I think that’s it. Facebook will no longer send you birthday-related notifications. Bear in mind that this choice only applies to your account and has no bearing on how other people will be notified of your birthday.

If you’re using a mobile device, open the Facebook app, go to the alerts screen, find the birthday notification, hit the three dots, and then choose “Turn off notifications about birthdays of friends. If you need to manage multiple Facebook profiles, you can also do it via the Accounts Centre. Having said that, please read the FAQ section below if you have any questions.


Facebook automatically sends birthday notifications to all friends, but some users prefer to hide their birthdays to protect themselves from identity thieves and remind others of their age. To turn off birthday notifications on Facebook, follow these steps:

1. Log in to your Facebook account on your desktop device.

2. Click on your profile icon in the upper right-hand corner.

3. In the About section, click on Contact and Basic Info.

4. Scroll down to Basic Information and click on the pencil icon to the right of Birth.

5. Select the Privacy icon to reveal the privacy menu.

6. If you want to hide your birthday completely, select Only Me.

7. Change the privacy settings on your birth year as well.

8. Save the changes.

To turn off friends’ birthday notifications on Facebook, open Facebook in your preferred browser on your Windows or Mac computer. Click on the Notifications button, then select Notification Settings from the menu.

9. Scroll down and click on birthdays.

10. Toggle off ‘Allow notifications on Facebook.’ This will no longer allow you to receive any notifications about birthdays from Facebook.

If you have multiple Facebook profiles, manage them in the Accounts Centre. If you have any questions, check out the FAQ section below.


How do I stop Facebook from announcing my birthday on Reddit?

How do I stop Facebook from sending me birthday notifications? Your birthdate can be made private. Change the privacy settings for your birthday to “Only me” under your account details. I used to hide my birthday.

Why did I stop receiving birthday notifications on Facebook?

Select Settings. Select Notifications from the menu on the left. Go down the page and select birthdays. Toggle the Allow notifications on Facebook option under “These are notifications about your friends’ birthdays.”

Can birthdays be hidden on Facebook?

Choosing Settings will be your next step after choosing Privacy. After selecting Personal Details, select Accounts Centre. Do others know your birthday? can be found after clicking Birthday. Click Change Visibility on Facebook.

Why can’t I post happy birthdays on friends’ Facebook?

Some friends’ names may have the Messenger icon rather than the pencil icon next to them. This means you can still contact them even while their privacy settings prevent you from posting on their wall.