Software & Apps Google Drive How to Automatically Add Birthdays to Google Calendar These little reminders help you remember others' big days by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on April 26, 2020 Google Drive Docs Sheets Slides Tweet Share Email Adding birthdays to Google Calendar is like adding any other event. However, if you set up birthdays in Google Contacts, those birthdays are added to Google Calendar automatically when you sync Google Calendar with Google Contacts. This way, every birthday you enter in Google Contacts shows up as an event in Google Calendar. Enabling the Birthdays calendar in Google Calendar is quick and painless. Open Google Calendar. In the upper-left corner, select the hamburger menu. If needed, select the My calendars dropdown arrow to expand this section. Select Birthdays to enable it. If you don't see a Birthdays option, select Contacts. Birthdays from your Google Contacts should now appear in Google Calendar. Unlike other calendars, the Birthdays calendar cannot be set up to send notifications. If you want birthday reminders in Google Calendar, copy the individual birthdays to a personal calendar, then configure notifications there.