How to Change Your Birthday on Facebook

Posted March 8, 2018 by Sheraz Ali in Android, Facebook

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The Majority randomly enters  their personal details while registering on Facebook because they find the whole process rather tedious. However, as time passes by, they feel an immediate need to correct erroneous information. If your birthday is close by, and you are expecting a boatload of wishes from your friends, you need to immediately change your birthday on Facebook to ensure your expectations are met. Otherwise, you’re going to get Birthday wishes on a day you weren’t even born, making you a subject of public embarrassment. We certainly don’t want that to happen.

There is a Birthday Change Limit on Facebook

Before I start the tutorial, I want to clarify a couple of things. First of all, there are certain limitations when it comes to changing your birth date on Facebook. You can’t just change your Birthday on Facebook every other day. Facebook has a strict policy on authentic information, and considers such haphazard behavior suspicious. If you have exceeded the Birthday change limit, you will need to contact a Facebook representative via email to help you out or wait for a couple of days until the change limit is reset.

Changing the Privacy of Your Birthday

Secondly, if you don’t want anyone to know about your birthday on Facebook, you can adjust the privacy of your birthday to private. How can you do that? When you’re changing your birthday, you get the option to select your audience on the basis of month and year. Your Facebook friends will not be notified if you don’t share the month and day with them. I will show you how to change the privacy in this tutorial with picture instructions. Don’t worry!

Facebook is a social media giant where you can choose to share your personal information with millions of users. Its interconnected nature is sometimes a blessing and sometimes a curse. Cyber crime starts with social media, when exploiter steal your personal information to blackmail you. We would highly suggest that personal information, such as your Birthday is only shared with trusted friends and family. You might think we’re being paranoid, but trust me, our fears have a justifiable basis.

Tutorial: How to Change Your Birthday on Facebook (Step-By-Step Instructions)

You can change your Birthday on Facebook using a Smartphone or a PC, however for your convenience, we’re going to do this tutorial on an Android phone. The process is relatively similar on other platforms as well. Just follow these simple steps to change your Birthday on Facebook.

1. Go to you Facebook timeline on your Facebook App and scroll down to About.

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2. In the next window, scroll down to More About you and tap on the arrow beside it.

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3. Tap Edit info right next to Basic Info.

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4.  On the Edit profile screen, scroll down to Birthday and change the date, month or year of your birthday according to your preferences. You can also change the privacy of your Birthday from the following buttons.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do If Facebook doesn’t let me change my birthday?

You can do two things in this situations. You can either wait for a couple of days before permission to edit birthday is granted ot you can contact a Facebook representative if the change is imperative.

Can I change the privacy of my Birthday?

Yes, you certainly can. While editing your birthday on Facebook, select the buttons right next to your birthday to set the privacy of your birthday to public or private.

What If I celebrate my Birthday according to Indian traditions? I mean my date of birth changes every year but Facebook fails to accommodate that change?

Unfortunately, Facebook hasn’t introduced a feature to help you out in this regard just yet. But, in the future, Mark Zuckerberg might notice this limitation on his platform and make some much needed adjustments for our Hindu brothers.

So, here it is folks! This is how simple and easy it is to change your birthday on Facebook. Just a few simple steps and you’ve successfully edited your birth date. Now, all you have to tend to is the copious amount of wishes on your timeline. You deserve the affection, attention and love from your Facebook friends. We all do!

Also, if your birthday is nearby, we would like to wish you a Happy Birthday in advance. I mean, we won’t be able to do so if you’ve set the privacy of your profile to private and what better platform to communicate than tech-recipes? Cheeky, aren’t we?

If you have any questions, I’m here to answer them for you. Leave them in the comments section below and I’ll answer them promptly.

 

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