How to change your birthday on Facebook using the website or app

A person using the Facebook app on their smartphone in front of a laptop, which is also running Facebook.
You’ll find the option to edit your birthday on the About page of your Facebook profile. Chinnapong/Shutterstock
  • You can change your birthday on Facebook using the website or mobile app.
  • When you change your Facebook birthday, you can edit the exact date, or just change who can see your birthday.
  • Your Facebook birthday can only be changed once every two weeks, and only three times in total.
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Facebook has a lot of features, but one of its most basic is the “About” page. Every Facebook user has an About page where you can find all sorts of information about them, whether that be their relationship status, hometown, or – of course – their birthday.

Every bit of information on this page is editable, including that birthday date. However, changing your birthday has some restrictions that the other pieces of data don’t have.

Here’s how to change your birthday on Facebook, and what you should know before you do.

How to change your birthday on Facebook’s website

1. Head to the Facebook website and log into your account.

2. Go to your profile page and click About below your profile picture.

A Facebook profile, with the 'About' option highlighted.
Open your account’s ‘About’ page. Facebook; William Antonelli/Insider

3. On the About page, click Contact and Basic Info in the left sidebar.

4. Scroll down to the section with your birthday. Here, click the pencil icon if you want to change the exact date, or the tiny icon next to the pencil (it can be a globe, lock, group of people, or a star) if you want to change who can see your birthday.

The Contact and Basic Info section of a Facebook page, with the birthday subsection highlighted.
You can edit the birthdate itself, or who can see it. Facebook; William Antonelli/Insider

5. Pick your new birthdate and click Save, or pick your new audience.

Your birthday will update immediately. Changing this won’t send out any sort of notification.

How to change your birthday in the Facebook mobile app

1. Open the Facebook app and log into your account.

2. Head to your profile and tap See Your About Info, below your profile picture and public information.

A Facebook profile page in the mobile app. The 'See Your About Info' button is highlighted.
Tap ‘See Your About Info’ to open the mobile app’s About page. Facebook; William Antonelli/Insider

3. Scroll down to the Basic Info heading and tap Edit to the right of it.

4. Use the Birthday options to change your birthdate’s day, month, or year. You can also tap the Audience is options to set who can see your birthday.

A page that lets the user edit their birthday and public gender identity. The Birthday and Birth Year sections are highlighted.
You can change your birthday, birth year, or both. Facebook; William Antonelli/Insider

5. Once you’re done, tap Save in the top-right corner.

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