Easily Update Your Facebook Birthday: A Step-by-Step Guide

Updating your Facebook birthday or privacy settings is a straightforward process, whether you’re looking to correct your date of birth or adjust who can see it. This guide, drawing on insights from both Facebook’s Help Centre and Android Authority, will walk you through each step, ensuring your Facebook experience remains personal and secure.

Understanding the Basics

First, it’s crucial to know that Facebook limits the number of times you can change your birthday. If you’ve recently made an adjustment, you might need to wait before doing it again. To start the update process, navigate to your profile settings. Here’s a quick rundown:

  1. Click your profile picture at the top right of Facebook.
  2. Access ‘Settings and privacy’ > ‘Settings’.
  3. Go to ‘Accounts Centre’ > ‘Personal details’.
  4. Select ‘Date of birth’ and then ‘Edit’.
  5. Change your birthday and hit ‘Save’.

For those concerned about privacy, controlling who sees your birthday is essential. After reaching the ‘Date of birth’ section, you can modify visibility settings for both the day and month, and the year, selecting who can view each.

Changing Birthday on Mobile and Desktop

On Mobile:

  • Head to your profile, tap ‘Edit profile’, then ‘Edit your About info’.
  • In ‘Basic Info’, tap ‘Edit’, adjust your birthday, and select ‘Save’.

On Desktop:

  • Navigate to your profile, click ‘Edit profile’, and beside the cake icon, hit the ‘Edit’ button.
  • Adjust your birthday as needed and click ‘Save’.

Remember, Facebook’s limit on birthday changes is to prevent misuse, so plan any adjustments carefully.

Privacy First: Hiding Your Birthday

Privacy settings allow you to make your birthday visible to just yourself or select audiences. This flexibility ensures you can celebrate your birthday on Facebook as publicly or privately as you wish.

To Hide Your Birthday:

  • On your profile, find ‘Edit your About info’.
  • Under ‘Basic info’, adjust the visibility settings to ‘Only Me’ or another preference.

Your Data, Your Control

Facebook’s use of personal information for advertising can be managed through ad preferences in your account settings. This empowerment allows you to control how much of your data shapes the ads you see.

Embarking on a New Age

As we’ve seen, adjusting your birthday and its visibility on Facebook can be done with ease, ensuring that your profile reflects your actual age and shares it only with those you choose. Whether for personal satisfaction or privacy concerns, these steps provide the control you need over your digital birthday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I change my birthday back if I make a mistake?
A: Yes, but remember, Facebook limits the number of times you can change your birthday, so do so carefully.

Q: Will my friends be notified of my birthday if I set it to private?
A: No, setting your birthday visibility to ‘Only Me’ ensures it’s visible just to you; thus, friends won’t receive a notification.

Q: Is there a way to hide my age but still have my birthday celebrated on Facebook?
A: You can set the year of your birth to ‘Only Me’ and leave the day and month public, allowing friends to know it’s your birthday without revealing your age.

Q: How often can I change my Facebook birthday?
A: Facebook restricts the frequency of birthday changes to prevent abuse. If you’ve changed it recently, you might need to wait before changing it again.

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