Accidentally put in the wrong details in your bio? Is your birthday set all wrong? That’s OK, it happens to all of us once in a while. Don’t panic if you can’t figure out how to change birthday on Facebook. We’ve got you covered. Whether you are using your PC or the Facebook app, you can follow our steps and fix your birth date. Or, if you’d rather hide it instead, we have the solution for that as well.

Desktop/ PC

If you are using Facebook on your personal computer, the following are the steps you want to follow for learning how to change birthday on Facebook.

  1. Go to the Facebook website by typing facebook.com into your browser. 
  2. Log into your account if you aren’t logged in already, and type in your registered email address/phone number and password in the respective bars.
  3. If your login was successful, you would have landed on your new feed page. Go to your profile by clicking on your name. It should be on the top right of your screen.
  4. You are now on your profile page. On the right side, beneath your profile picture and cover, there will be the option to “edit your profile”. Click it.
How to Change Birthday on Facebook
  1. A profile edit menu should pop up on your screen. Look at the very bottom for the “edit your About info” option and select it. It will be highlighted in blue.
  2. You are on the About info page. There must be rows for different options. Select the row saying “contact and basic info.”
How to Change Birthday on Facebook
  1. Scroll down until you find your birthday editing option on the right, with a cake icon beside it.  And then select the pencil icon on the right side of it, which shows the edit option.
  2. There will be a menu for each of the elements in your birthday, that is, the day, month, and year. Click the menus and select the respective answer to each one by scrolling through.
  3. Click the “save” button after you are done. It will be on the right, at the very bottom of your screen and in bright blue colour. 

And you’re done! You now know how to change birthday on Facebook through desktop, on your PC.

Mobile Application

If you are using Facebook on your phone, following are the steps you want to follow for learning how to change birthday on Facebook.

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Log into your account if you haven’t already, by typing in your registered email address and password in the respective bars.
  3. Look for “options.” It is an icon in the top right corner with horizontally stacked lines. If you are on an iPhone, it will be at the bottom right corner of your screen instead. Select it.
How to Change Birthday on Facebook
  1. An extensive menu page should open up. Tap on your name at the top.
  2. On the right side, beneath your profile picture and cover, there will be a dotted line that indicates options. Click on it.
  3. You will be lead to a profile settings page. On the top, click on the “edit profile” option.
  4. Scroll down until you find the “edit your About info” option and then select it. It will be highlighted in blue.
  5. Keep scrolling this page until you come upon the basic info heading. Under that will be your gender, birth date, languages you speak (if you’ve added any), your religion, if any, political views if you’ve added them, and sexual orientation, etc. Click the “edit” option in blue, in the top right corner of this heading.
  6. On the top, you will find the option to edit your date of birth. There is a menu for each of your birthday elements, like the day, month, and year. Click the menus and select the respective answer to each one by scrolling through.
  7. Click the “save” button after you are done. It will be on the right, at the very bottom of your screen and in bright blue colour. 

And you’re done! You now know how to change birthday on Facebook through the app on your mobile device.

How to Hide Your Birthday

If you would rather not know how to change birthday on Facebook but hide it instead, there is an option for that as well. Follow the brief steps below. They work for both desktop and mobile application.

  1. Repeat the first 8 steps on how to change birthday on Facebook. Notice a privacy option at the right corner of the date of birth headings. Tap on the privacy menus.
  1. It will drop down to reveal options for “public” that enables anyone off Facebook to see your birth date, “friends,” enabling only people you have added to your friend list to see and be notified about your birthday. When you select “more options”, it reveals the “only me” option with a closed lock icon. That one enables only you to see your own birth date. That’s the option you want to select if you want to hide your birthday from everyone else.

There are separate options for your specific birth month and day, and your birth year. You could always only hide your birth year, so you only reveal your age to people, or alternatively, only reveal your age and not your actual birthday. Choose either or both, according to whatever suits your fancy.

So that is it! That was all about how to change birthday on Facebook, through desktop or through the app, depending on what device you are using. Alternatively, you can hide it altogether as well, and we have shown each of the ways. We hope you found the tutorial helpful. Happy networking!

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