If you don’t want all your social media friends, and the whole Internet for that matter, to know your birthday — first of all, you’re right in not wanting so for obvious security reasons and for other reasons as well — and second of all, you’re in the right place.

In this article, we will show you how to remove your date of birth from your Google account and Facebook, or rather how to hide your date of birth on Facebook, as well as how to change your birthday on Google.

How to remove date of birth from Google account?
How to hide your date of birth on Google?
How to remove date of birth from Facebook?

How to remove date of birth from Google account?

Once you’ve added your birthday to your Google account, you can’t delete it. Google needs to know your date of birth in order to verify you meet the minimum age requirement to manage your own account. The age minimum depends on your country.

So what if you don’t want to give that information to Google? 

Lately, there have been people complaining that Google is suddenly asking for their birthday and threatening to disable their account if they don’t provide it, even if they’re old users who weren’t obligated to provide their date of birth when they created a Gmail account. That’s because, as I said above, Google needs to verify you’re old enough to manage your own account in order to protect minors from inappropriate content or ads. 

But what if you don’t want your date of birth to be visible or you want to change it if you’ve made a mistake? Fortunately, you can choose who sees your Google date of birth, if anyone, and you can also edit it. 

How to hide your date of birth on Google? And how to change your birthday on Google?

There are two ways to go about hiding or changing your date of birth from Google, and they essentially end up in the same spot:

Method 1:

  1. Go to your profile icon and click on Manage your Google Account.
  1. Click on Personal Info.
  1. Go to Basic info and click on Birthday.
  1. Edit your birthday, if need be, and choose the “Only you” option from “Choose who can see your birthday”.
  2. Click Save.

Method 2:

  1. Go to your profile icon and click on Manage your Google Account.
  2. Click on Personal Info.
  3. Scroll down and go to the “Choose what others can see” / “About me” section.
  1. Click on Birthday, edit it, if need be, and choose the “Only you” option from “Choose who can see your birthday”.
  1. Click Save.

What about Facebook?

How to remove date of birth from Facebook or hide your birth year from other people?

You have to provide a full date of birth when you create a Facebook account, but that doesn’t mean you have to make it public. You can choose to show only your day and month of birth, your birth year, or nothing at all in your profile, or customize them so that they’re only visible to a few select friends or lists of people.

So let’s see, how do you remove your date of birth from Facebook or completely hide your birth date from your Facebook profile?

  1. Click your profile picture in the top right corner, go to About and then to Contact and Basic Info.
  1. Scroll down and click on the edit icon next to your birth date.
  1. Use the dropdown menu to choose who can see your birth day and month, as well as your birth year, individually.

  1. Click Save.

Done. No more people snooping around to find your birthday and age, or random people saying “Happy Birthday” and making you feel obligated to respond. 

We hope you feel safer and more at peace now that you’ve found out how to remove your date of birth from Facebook and Google, it’s really nobody else’s business to know your birthday, except of course people who are close to you!

Camelia is a content writer, proofreader, and translator. She has been writing website content and blog posts for over 10 years and she is a perfectionist. She is very passionate about living a sustainable life and dreams about changing the world one small step at a time.

2 COMMENTS

  1. you your date of birth changing thing DID NOT WORK i tried and i clicked save and it WONT LET ME SAVE IT so when i close it my irth dat goes back to te original one that i wanted to change in the first place can you help with that buddy.