How to add, hide and remove birthdays in Google Calendar

How to add, hide and remove birthdays in Google Calendar

There is nothing worse than forgetting the birthday of someone you care about. To make sure you see those important days, you can add birthdays to Google Calendar. If you decide to hide or remove one later, it’s just as simple.

Note: for Google you cannot currently add birthdays from Facebook to Google Calendar.

Add birthdays to Google Contacts

The birthdays you see in Google Calendar are for your Google contacts. So to get started, make sure the contacts you want to see on your calendar are in your Google Contacts with birthdays.

Go to Google contacts and add a new contact by clicking on “Create contact” at the top left. To edit an existing contact, click the pencil icon to the right of their name in the list.

Edit a contact in Google Contacts

Under the basic information for your contact, click “Show more”.

Click Show More

Then, enter their date of birth in the Birthday field.

Add a birthday to a contact in Google Contacts

Click “Save” at the top right of the contact card.

Add birthdays to Google Calendar

When you’re ready to view your contacts’ birthdays, visit Google Calendar and log in. Expand “My Calendars” on the left side and check the Contacts box. You should then see birthdays for your Google contacts displayed along with a birthday cake icon.

Check the box for birthdays

To add birthdays to the Google Calendar app on your mobile device, open the app. Then, tap the menu icon on the top left and check the Birthdays box.

Check the Birthdays box in the menu

Hide birthdays from Google Calendar

To hide birthdays from your Google Calendar, do the reverse of the above. In Google Calendar on the web, expand My Calendars on the left side and uncheck the Contacts box. You should see birthdays disappear from sight.

Uncheck the box for birthdays

On your mobile device, tap the menu icon in the top left and uncheck the box for Birthdays. Your contacts’ birthdays should fade away.

Uncheck the Birthdays box in the menu

Remove birthdays from Google Calendar

You may have some contacts whose birthdays you don’t want to see on your Google Calendar. As mentioned above, this detail comes from the person’s contact card in Google Contacts. So, to remove their birthday from your calendar, you need to remove it from their contact card.

Visit Google Contacts, click the pencil icon to edit the contact and click “Show more” on the card. Click the X to the right of their birthday in the Birthday field and click “Save” at the top right.

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