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What is the Facebook birthday calendar? How to use it?

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If you find it hard to remember the important birthdays of your friends and family, it’s time to become more organised. Facebook is a useful tool for staying connected with your loved ones. Plus, if you ever forget someone’s birthday, you can look it up on Facebook.

In this article, we have the Facebook birthday calendar and how to access and use it in simple and easy steps.


What is the Facebook birthday calendar?

The Facebook Birthday Calendar is a handy tool that compiles a list of upcoming birthdays of your Facebook friends. It serves as a digital reminder of these important dates, allowing you to send well wishes and greetings to your friends and family on their special day. This feature helps you maintain and strengthen your social connections by showing that you care about the people in your online network.

Also read: How to enable and disable Facebook birthday notifications?


How to access and use the Facebook birthday calendar?

If you want to know how to access the Facebook birthday calendar and what you can do in the calendar, then below we have explained the steps to access the birthday calendar on the desktop and the mobile app and how and what you can do through the birthday calendar.

Access and use the Facebook birthday calendar on the desktop

Step 1: Log in to your Facebook account on your PC and click on the Events option on the left side; some users may have to expand the menu to get to the Events option.

Step 2: Click the Birthdays option in the sidebar on the events page. A list of birthdays will appear on the screen’s right side, also known as the Facebook birthday calendar.

Starting from Today’s birthdays, Recent birthdays and Upcoming birthdays. Here, you can write on the timeline of your friends whose birthday recently passed or on the present day.

If you scroll down, you will find the birthdays of your Facebook friends in the coming months, and if you want to see the birthday of a specific profile, hover over their profile pic.

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Access and use the Facebook birthday calendar on the mobile app

  • Open the Facebook app on your phone and tap on the Search icon beside the Messenger icon at the top right corner of the screen.
  • In the search bar, type Birthday and click on the first result, as shown in the above image.
  • A list of birthdays will appear.

Just like on PC, the list of birthdays will start from Today’s birthdays, Recent birthdays and Upcoming birthdays, and if you scroll down, you will find the birthdays in the coming months. In the app, you also get the write on their timeline box in the recent and today’s birthday section and an additional option to message them from messenger directly.

In the mobile app, birthdays are in the list form, so you don’t have to hover over a profile to view their birthday; it is given below their name.

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Akash Singh

Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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