How to Find Friends' Birthdays on Facebook

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What to Know

  • Check your notifications for birthday alerts.
  • Click Friends > Birthdays to see upcoming birthdays.
  • Check your friend's Contact and Basic Info for their birthday details.

This article teaches you how to find birthdays on Facebook, whether you're using the desktop version of Facebook, using the Facebook app, or the Facebook mobile website. 

How to See Facebook Birthday Notifications on Facebook Website

If you want to know when a Facebook friend's birthday is, there are plenty of different methods to find out. Here's a look at the simplest method first.

  1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/

    Tip:

    You may need to log in first.

  2. Look to the right hand side to see if the Birthdays tab is displayed. 

  3. If it's someone's birthday today, you'll receive a notification here to let you know.

    Facebook with a birthday notification displayed
  4. Click on it to send them a birthday message. 

    Facebook with Friend's Birthdays dialog open for sending a message

How to Find Birthdays on Facebook Website

If the birthday isn't displayed in the Birthdays tab or you know it's on a different day to today, it's simple to find whose birthday is coming up. Here's how to find birthdays listed on Facebook.

  1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/

  2. Click your name.

    Facebook home page with the user name's profile highlighted
  3. Click Friends.

    Facebook profile with Friends highlighted
  4. Click Birthdays.

    Facebook profile friends list with Birthdays highlighted
  5. Look through the list of friends to see whose birthday is coming up.

    Facebook upcoming birthdays list

How to Find a Specific Friend's Birthday on Facebook Website

If you're looking to find a specific friend's birthday on Facebook, it's fairly simple to find under their profile information. Here's what to do.

  1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/

  2. Click your name.

    Facebook home page with profile name highlighted
  3. Click Friends.

    Facebook profile with Friends highlighted
  4. Type your friend's name in the search bar.

    Facebook profile with search bar highlighted
  5. Click their name when it comes up in the results.

    Facebook profile search results with a friend highlighted
  6. Click About.

    Facebook friend's profile with About highlighted
  7. Click Contact and Basic Info.

    Facebook friend's profile with Contact and basic info highlighted
  8. Their birthday is displayed here.

    Facebook friend's profile with their birthday highlighted

    Note:

    If it's not listed, that means your friend has chosen to not display their birthday publicly.

How to See Birthdays on Facebook App

Use the Facebook app on your phone rather than the desktop website? Here's how to see birthdays on the Facebook app within a few simple steps.

  1. Open the Facebook app.

  2. Tap Notifications.

  3. Check to see if any birthdays are listed under the notifications for today.

  4. Tap on the notification to wish that person a happy birthday or to see other upcoming birthdays in the near future.

    Steps required on Facebook app to find birthday notifications
  5. Keep scrolling through the list to see birthdays for the coming year ahead. 

How to Find Birthdays on the Facebook Mobile Website

The Facebook mobile website isn't as easy to use as the Facebook app, but if you need to use it and don't wish to download the app, it is possible to find birthdays through it. Here's the best method to do so.

Note:

We strongly recommend you use the Facebook app as it offers much more functionality than the mobile website.

  1. Go to https://www.facebook.com/ on your mobile browser.

  2. Tap the search icon.

  3. Type in the name of the person whose birthday you wish to check.

  4. Tap See name's About info.

    Steps required on Facebook mobile website to find a friend's birthday
  5. The person's birthday should be listed below unless they've chosen to hide that information.

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