Some people love to get birthday messages on Facebook.
Heck, the first year I was on I couldn’t figure out why no one wished me a happy birthday when my turn came. I realized I had the setting turned off (knowing a lot about reputation management can have its drawbacks).
And some people don’t.
If you’d like to hide your birthday on Facebook, here’s how to make sure all 900 of your friends aren’t notified, prompted to write on your wall, or purchase a sponsored product.
Navigate to your profile (updated January 2016)
Click About under your cover photo
Click Contact and Basic Info
Scroll down until you see your birthdate, hover over Birth DATE or Birth YEAR
Click on Edit and choose whom can see either (I have it set to Friends for Date and Only Me for Year)
*If you select Only Me for your birth DAY, no one will know it’s your birthday and you will receive no birthday wishes from your friends.
**If you select Only Me for your birth YEAR, no one will know your age.
Not showing your birthday to the entire world is a good preventative measure to take against identity theft. Now that we can piece together more and more about each other based on the sheer volume available about us online, be safe where you can.
Learn a lot more about Facebook by checking out my other posts. If you are in a spot of trouble, have accounts that need to be merged, or need training call me or email me. 707-520-4572.
Featured image is me blowing out my candles on my 6th birthday 🙂
Kerry is a Social Media | Technology Trainer | Speaker | Author based in Santa Rosa, CA. She offers consulting and social media training in the form of individual lessons, customizable classes, and is available to speak at your event. People and tech, together changing the world.