How to Get Birthday Alerts on Facebook in 2024

  • By Farrukh Mushtaq

    Farrukh Mushtaq

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    Farrukh Mushtaq, a digital marketer at PureSquare, possesses a keen interest in cybersecurity and enjoys writing about it. With several years of experience in the digital marketing industry, he brings expertise and passion to his work.

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  • 17 April 2024
  • 6 mins read

Did you miss your friends’ birthdays a couple of times and feel embarrassed? Not anymore! Get birthday alerts on Facebook and never miss a chance to celebrate birthdays. Find out in this guide on how to do it. 

Get Birthday Notifications on Facebook-Mobile

  1. Go to the Facebook app on your phone.
  2. Tap on three horizontal lines on the top right side.
  1. Open Settings and Privacy > Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Notifications.
  1. Select Birthdays from the menu and toggle to the right to receive notifications on Facebook.

Get Birthday Notifications on Facebook-Desktop

  1. Open Facebook on your browser. 
  2. Go to Settings and privacy > Settings.
  3. Find Notifications and Birthdays.
  1. Toggle the bar to the right to allow notifications.

3 Common Reasons Why Am I Not Getting Facebook Notifications?

Sometimes, you do not receive birthday notifications, which can be irritating because that's the only way you remember and wish your friends well. Some of the common reasons why you are not receiving birthday alerts on Facebook are as follows:

  1. Notifications Are Turned Off

Sometimes, you might accidentally turn off the Settings menu's notification. And, this will restrict you from receiving notifications of your connections’ birthdays.

  1. Friends Have Hidden Birthdays

Some Facebook users do not like sharing their birthdays with everyone and try to keep them private. This might also be the case if you have not received notification about your friends' birthdays.

You can also change the audience of your birthday by:

  1. Go to Settings > Account Centre.
  2. Click on Personal details.
  1. Find the option to change the audience of your birthday.
  1. Change the setting according to your preferences.

3. Clear Cache and Check the Internet Connection

Cache files and a weak internet connection can sometimes restrict notifications. You should check for internet connections, clear the cache, and update the application. Sometimes, inevitable technical glitches can only be fixed by Facebook so that you can wait.

Stay Safe on Facebook and Enhance Your Privacy 

Did you experience any weird stuff happening on your Facebook account? Like sending friend requests to strangers or turned-off birthday alerts? It can be a glitch on Facebook’s side, which you can resolve by reporting it to the team directly. 

But a few technical faults in the application can install viruses and bugs into your devices, which can cause your information to be leaked. To prevent cybercriminals, unnecessary data tracking, and identity theft, you must stay alert on every social media platform, including Facebook.

PurePrivacy helps you stay secure by:

  • Providing privacy alerts to improve your privacy score.
  • Managing your data sharing.
  • Automatically deleting your posts and search history.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Why can’t I find birthdays in Events now?


    Birthdays used to be shown in the events, but now they are in a separate section under notifications.

  • Will Facebook notify my friends when it's my birthday?


    Yes, Facebook will notify your friends about your birthday if you choose your audience. Also, your friends will be notified if they have switched on the notification alert in their Settings.

  • At what time does Facebook notify birthdays?


    Facebook usually notifies you of someone’s birthday at nine in the morning, according to your time zone. This is because people usually check their Facebook notifications in the morning. In this way, they will remember to wish for their friends.

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Your Alerts On!

Facebook has connected millions of users, and most of them have become dependent on Facebook to interact with each other socially. 

We have many virtual friends, and we love to wish them on their special occasions. Connecting with people is unique, but staying secure is essential. 
Consider using PurePrivacy to stay secure and increase your social circle without compromising your privacy.