Today we are going to teach you how to hide your birthday and age on Facebook. You could have several reasons to do it, such as preventing people from knowing your exact age or preventing Facebook from notifying your friends of your birthday.
Some people find it annoying that Facebook notifies when their friends are on Facebook because they receive an avalanche of insipid “happy birthday” messages from people with whom they barely have a deal. If you are one of them or want to test how many of your friends know your birthday by heart, this is how you can hide both your age and your birthday on Facebook.
Birth and Age: Only for your Eyes
On Facebook, you can choose if you want to hide your birthday or your age separately, but in both cases, you must perform the same steps. The first one is to go to your profile. One of the ways to do this is to click on your name in the top bar.
The next step is to go to the about tab, where all the information about your profile is shown, such as your job, place where you live, family members and, the one that interests us at this moment, your date of birth.
Now is when the important part comes. In the box to the right of the screen, a summary with your phone number, mail, and date of birth is shown. When the mouse is on top, the text appears. Edit your basic and contact information. Click on it
Put the cursor on your birth date and the Edit text will be displayed and a representative icon of who can see this data. Generally, your friends will be able to see this data, but you can change it by clicking on the icon. Once you have arrived here, you have the option to hide your age and your birth date.
Hide your age on Facebook
When the edit mode of your birth date is opened, the day and year are displayed separately, allowing you to change your visibility separately. To hide your age on Facebook, you must restrict who can see what year you were born. To do this, click on the privacy icon to the right of the year in which you were born.
In the drop-down list, choose Only me so that no one else knows in what year you were born and, therefore, your age. The data is still mandatory to fill in by Facebook because the social network has certain age restrictions, but nobody can see it except yourself. The change has an immediate effect.
Hide your birthday on Facebook
To hide your birthday you must click on the privacy icon next to your birth date and choose Only me. When the time comes, no one will be notified that it is your birthday and the cake icon will not be displayed next to your name in your friends’ contact list.
As a note, it is interesting to remember that you can hide one info but not necessarily the other. For example, you can hide your age but leave your birthday visible, or hide your birthday but show your age. It depends on you what you want to share and with whom.