change your birthday on Facebook

How to change your birthday on Facebook

The date of birth plays an important role in Facebook. Facebook informs our Facebook friends about our birthday. Our Facebook friends get a notification on our birthday for reminding them to wish us. It may feel like a hard job to change the date of your birth from your Facebook profile — well, it’s not. However, you may have to do some digging but it’s totally easy.

This article will teach you how to change your birthday on Facebook. You can change it from your Facebook profile in the Facebook app or from the website. Although, it may take many steps to change it. This happens because Facebook tries discouraging its users to change their birth date too often for preventing people from frauding their age. Follow below these step by step guides to how to change your birthday on Facebook:

Change your Birthday using Facebook App

Step 1: Log into Your Facebook Account.

At first, open the Facebook app where you will land on your Facebook home screen. Then log in to your Facebook account by filling in your email address/phone number and password.

Step 2: Go to Your Facebook Menu

After successfully login, tap the “Menu” icon and the menu will appear. For Android devices, it’s situated in the top-right corner of the screen and for iPhone devices, it’s situated in the bottom-right corner of the screen. It looks like 3 horizontal lines.

Step 3: Tap Your Profile

Now, at the top, click on your Facebook username and your profile will appear on the screen.

Step 4: Click on See Your About info (3 dots)

On your profile scroll down and click on the “See Your About info” option for opening your profile about section. On iPhone the about option is below the profile picture.

Step 5: Go to the Basic info section

Now, scroll down to the “Basic Info” section and click on the “Edit” button which is located on the right side of the screen. Here, all the basic information will show as in editable mode.

Step 6: Edit Your Birthday

Date, month, and year, these three selectors will appear in the birthday section. Now, use the selectors to change your birthday. You can see a privacy option over there.

Step 7: Save

Click on “Save” which is located below the page to update your birthday. Finally, your newly saved birthday will be visible on your profile.

Change your Birthday using the Facebook website

Step 1: Enter into Facebook website

Firstly, open your Web browser and enter in the address bar. Then Sign in to your Facebook account. A few moments later, your Facebook wall will appear.

Step 2: Go to your profile

Now, click on your Facebook username which is on the upper-right side of your Facebook page. Then, your profile will display on your screen soon.

Step 3: Click on the About section

Click the “About” option which is situated below your profile picture.

Step 4: Go to Contact and Basic Info

Click on the “Contact and Basic Info” menu.

Step 5: Tap the Edit button

Scroll down and click on the edit button which is beside Birth Date and below the Basic Info section.

Step 6: Change Your Birthday

Now, change your birthday by using the selectors (date, month, and year) from the birthday section.

Step 7: Click on Save Changes

After setting a new date of birth click on the checkbox and then click on the “Save Changes” button to update your birthday.


You can always hide your birthday, in case you are not comfortable having your date of birth is being displayed on your Facebook profile. Meanwhile, you cannot change this continuously. Your Facebook profile might start to attract attention because of suspicious activity if you change it quite often. This data will be saved and will reflect on your account where anyone can see it.

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