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It could be some of your friends’ birthdays today, but without the power of social media, you may never know about them. Thankfully, when anyone signs up for a platform like Facebook, they have to enter their date of birth. You, then, will get notifications for when it is a loved one’s birthday.

Some people do not check Facebook every day, causing them to forget important dates. Thankfully, you can learn how to check birthdays on Facebook app or browser edition. Understanding the steps below will ensure you prepare yourself for any of these special events in your loved ones’ lives.

Tip #1

Facebook will send out notifications for any friends’ birthdays today or any other day. Go to the “Settings” menu on the app or browser website, and click on “Notifications.” Under the “On Facebook” section, you can click on the on switch under “Birthdays” to ensure you receive them.

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Tip #2

If you no longer want to receive birthday notifications on Facebook, you can quickly turn them off. Go back to the “Notifications” section under “Settings” and look for the “Birthdays” option. Press the off switch, and you will no longer receive alerts for your loved ones’ birthdays.

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Check Birthdays on the Facebook App

If your Facebook account is at least a few years old, you should know that you used to be able to go to the events tab to find your friends’ birthdays. The steps are vastly different now, however, for learning how to check birthdays on Facebook app.

Check Birthdays on the Older Edition of the App

If you use the older edition of the Facebook app, you can still learn how to see upcoming birthdays on Facebook. Use the steps below if you are in this rare situation.

  1. Tap on the three horizontal lines on the top right corner of the screen to access the menu.
  2. Click on “Events” and press “Calendar.”
  3. Under the “Calendar” tab, you will see a list of all of your friends’ birthdays. They will be in chronological order.

Use the Search Bar

You can learn how to find birthdays on Facebook on iPhone or Android devices using the search bar in the app. Learn more in the steps below.

  1. Open the app and log in to your account.
  2. Click on the search icon. It is on the top right corner and resembles a magnifying glass.
  3. Type the word “birthday.”
  4. Immediately, you will see a list of all of your friends who have birthdays today.

This method does not show you upcoming birthdays, however. Read further to learn more about the alternative options available to you.

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View Upcoming Birthdays Using the Search Tool

If you want to learn how to see upcoming birthdays on Facebook, you can still use the search tool. Use the steps below.

  1. Log in to the app.
  2. Tap on the magnifying glass in the top right corner.
  3. Type the word “birthday” into the search bar.
  4. Under the list of current birthdays, click on “See All.”

After you press “See All,” you will see a list of all of your friends’ birthdays. You will see the most recent first, however.

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Use Facebook Shortcuts

Technically, when you start typing “Birthdays” into the search bar, a Facebook shortcut should show up. It will say “Upcoming Birthdays.” Learn more about accessing this shortcut using the steps below.

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click on the search icon, or the magnifying glass, and type “Birthdays.”
  3. Before you press “Enter” or “Return,” look for the shortcut right under the search bar. It will say “Upcoming Birthdays.”
  4. Again, you will see all of your loved ones’ birthdays on the list, starting with the most recent.

This method will work on both Androids and iPhones. The only difference is the store where you will download the app.

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Check a Person's Profile

To learn how to find birthdays on Facebook on iPhone or Android devices, you can also check a specific profile. This method is best if you only need the information for one person.

  1. Download the Facebook app from the Google Play or Apple App Store.
  2. Tap on the magnifying glass, which will give you access to the search bar.
  3. Type in your friend’s name.
  4. Press “Enter” or “Return.” You can also click on the profile when it shows up in Facebook shortcuts.
  5. Under the profile picture, look for the “See About Info” button.
  6. Scroll down until you get to the “Basic Info” section.
  7. Look for the icon that resembles a cake. The date next to the image is your friend’s birthday.
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Get to Someone's Profile through Your Friend's List

You can also get to a person’s profile by finding their name in your Facebook friend list. Learn this method by using the steps below.

  1. Download the Facebook app and log in to your account.
  2. Click on the three lines at the bottom of the screen to open the menu.
  3. At the top of the screen, click on your name.
  4. Scroll down to the section labeled “Friends.”
  5. Press “See All Friends.”
  6. Scroll until you find the friend you need a birthday for or type their name into the search bar.
  7. Click on the name to go to their profile.
  8. Under the profile image, press “See About Info.”
  9. Look for the “Basic Info” section and the icon that resembles a birthday cake. Next to the image, you will see your friend’s birthday.

Check Birthdays on the Facebook Website

You learned how to check birthdays on Facebook app straightforwardly. The process is just as uncomplicated when using the website, as seen in the various methods below.

Check the Events Tab

The easiest way to learn how to see upcoming birthdays on Facebook using the browser is to access the “Events” tab. Learn the required steps to this method in the list below.

  1. Go to facebook.com and log in to your account.
  2. Press on the “Events” tab on the left side of the screen.
  3. Click on the “Birthdays” button.
  4. Immediately, you will see all upcoming birthdays for your friends and loved ones.

You can also type in facebook.com/events/birthdays if you want to save time on the process above. You will have to log in first if you are not already.

Check the Friends Tab

The newest update of Facebook has a Friends tab at the top of the screen that you can access to find birthdays. You can access it by pressing the button that resembles two people next to the home icon.

  1. Go to facebook.com and log in to your account.
  2. Press on the Friends icon.
  3. On the left side of the screen, scroll down to the “Birthdays” option.

After getting to this new screen, you will first see today’s birthdays. Below, you will find the rest of the dates separated by month. You can hover over any of your friends’ profile images to see their specific birthdays.

Use the Search Bar

Just like when learning how to check birthdays on Facebook app, you can use the search bar on the Facebook website. Continue reading below to better understand.

  1. In a browser, type in facebook.com.
  2. Log in to your account.
  3. On the top left side of the screen, click on the magnifying glass icon.
  4. Type in the word “Birthdays” and press “Enter.”
  5. You can also click on the Facebook shortcut that says “See Upcoming Birthdays.”
  6. On the new page, you will immediately see your friends’ birthdays in chronological order.

Type in a Friend's Name

Again, if you only want to see one friend’s birthday, you can type their name in the search bar. If you need further help, use the steps below.

  1. Go to facebook.com in a browser and log in.
  2. Click on the magnifying glass on the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Type in your friend’s name and press enter. Alternatively, click on the Facebook shortcut to your friend’s profile when it pops up.
  4. If you pressed enter, click on your friend’s profile in the list.
  5. Click on the “About” tab.
  6. Press “Contact and Basic Info.”
  7. Under the “Basic Info” section, you will see your friend’s birthday next to the cake icon.

Use Your Friend List

Finally, you can access your friend list on Facebook to find specific birthdays too. The steps are similar to those used when typing a name in the search bar.

  1. Go to facebook.com and log in to your account.
  2. Click on the downward-facing arrow on the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Press on your name.
  4. Click on the “Friends” tab on your profile.
  5. Scroll down until you find the friend you want the birthday for or type their name in the search bar at the top of the list.
  6. Click on your friend’s name.
  7. Press “About.”
  8. Click “Contact and Basic Info.”
  9. Scroll to the “Basic Info” section and look for the cake icon to find your friend’s birthday.

Use Facebook Notifications

As long as the setting is on, you will get a notification every morning of current birthdays. Click on the alert, whether you are on a browser or app. You will immediately see a list of your friends’ birthdays, starting with the current.

Find Birthdays on Facebook

By now, you should understand how to check birthdays on Facebook app and website. There are several methods available to you to use on each platform.

The simplest way to access the birthday list is to type “birthday” into the search bar. This method is available on a desktop or browser. You can also use your friend list or search specific profiles.

On the desktop, there are a few extra options available to you. These include using the “Events” and “Friends” tabs on the home screen to access the “Birthdays” section.

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