How to add your contacts' birthdays to your Google Calendar in 4 simple steps

dennizn / Shutterstock.comYou can enable Google Calendar to automatically upload your contacts’ birthdays to your calendar.


Even if you’re a regular Google user, there may be a feature at your disposal that you didn’t even know about – the ability to automatically add your contacts’ birthdays to your calendar.

For those interested, here’s the quick and easy way to set it up.

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How to add a birthday to your Google Calendar

This is a good way to keep friends’ birthdays at the top of your mind as you scroll through your Google Calendar, however you won’t receive a notification unless you create a separate event on your personal calendar and enable the notification there.

With that in mind, here’s how to enable birthdays on your calendar:

1. Go to calendar.google.com on your Mac or PC.

2. If you don’t already see a list of your calendars in a sidebar on the left, click the three stacked lines in the upper-left corner of the screen.

How to add a birthday to Google CalendarDevon Delfino/Business InsiderClick the three stacked lines to expand the sidebar menu.

3. Click the arrow to the right of “My Calendars” to open the section, if it’s closed.

4. Either tick the box next to “Birthdays” or “Contacts” to enable autoloading of your Google Contacts’ birthdays.

How to add a birthday to Google CalendarDevon Delfino/Business InsiderClick the box next to either ‘Contacts’ or ‘Birthdays,’ whichever is displayed.
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