How to Change Your Birthday on Facebook (7 Steps)

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So you want to change your Birthday and your age on Facebook but you don’t know how to go about it.

Thousands of Facebook users change their birthday on Facebook every day as they usually have the wrong birth date set.

Hopefully, you want the correct birthday on your facebook account so your friends know when to wish you a happy birthday.

Another popular reason as to why many people want to change their birth date on Facebook is because they had to lie about it when first making their account at a young age.

As you know Facebook is only for users 13 and above. So if you were around this age when you first made a Facebook account then there’s a high chance that you are reading this article now.

Today, I’m going to be going through very few simple steps on how you change your birthday on your facebook account.

I’ll be showing you how to do this on the Desktop version and the Mobile version, so let’s get started. I’ll be starting off with the mobile version first. You can scroll down to the desktop version if you which.




How to Change your Birthday on Facebook: in 7 Simple Steps



Change your Birthday on your phone

Make sure you have downloaded the Facebook app before you start. Today do this, head over to the app store if you are on your iPhone. Google Play store if you are using an Android device.

Type in ‘Facebook‘ and go ahead and tap in ‘Install‘.

Make sure you log-in using your Phone Number/Email Address and password. if you have forgotten both then head over to this link.


Step 1: You will have to open the Facebook app. If Facebook ends up crashing then check out the linked article.


How to change birthday on Facebook


Step 2: You should see the burger menu in the bottom right corner. Tap on this to access the menu. Look in the picture below if you can’t find it.


How to change age on Facebook


Step 3: Now tap on your name. You should be taken to your profile after doing this.


Step 4: Now you are on your profile page, you need to scroll down a bit until you see a section above you photos saying ‘About‘. Tap on this in order to access a few settings.


How to change Birthday on Facebook


Step 5: Once you are in the about section, you will need to scroll down to the Basic Info section and tap on Edit in the top corner. If you are an Android device, you will have to tap on More About you.


Step 6: You will now be able to change your birthday here. in the section that says ‘Birth year’, you will need to put the year in which you were born. Tap on the drop-down icon to change your birth date.


Changing age on Facebook


Step 7: You are all done. Now tap on Save in the bottom section of ‘Edit Profile’. Your birthday and age have been successfully changed on Facebook.

Now your friends will know when your birthday is and wish you a happy birthday.



How to Change your Birthday on Facebook on the Desktop version


Step 1: If you are on your desktop, you will need to head over to the Facebook website.


Step 2: Make sure that you are already logged in. If you aren’t, then go ahead so using your Phone Number/Email address and Password.


Step 3: You will now need to tap on your name which should be along the top menu of your Facebook homepage in order to go to your Facebook profile.


How to change birthday on facebook


Step 4: Now tap on the about tab, It should be below your profile picture. This is where all your birthday settings will be.


Step 5: On the left-hand side panel, you should see a section saying Basic contact and basic info. Tap on this in order to change your Birthday.


how to change birthday on facebook


Step 6: Now go down to the birthday section to edit it. It should be below the ‘Basic Info’ section. Hover over whichever section you want to edit and click on the Edit button on the right-hand side of each section.


Step 7: Now click on save changes and you are now done. You have successfully changed your birthday.


Wrapping it up

You have now successfully changed your birth date. You should be proud of yourself.

Remember that if you have any other questions regarding this issue then go ahead and leave a comment down below and I will be getting back to you as soon as possible.



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Dozie Ejizu
Dozie is the founder of, with 10+ years of experience in Social Media and consumer tech devices. Dozie has written hundreds of articles with tried and tested methods to provide you with up-to-date information.