How To Change Your Birthday On Facebook

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 6, 2012
Updated • Jan 4, 2018
Companies, Facebook

When you sign up for a Facebook account you are asked to enter information about you including your birthday.

The majority of Facebook users will probably get that right, but it can happen that you pick the wrong date either accidentally or on purpose if you do not want to reveal you true age to the social networking site.

This could lead to issues in the past, for instance when Facebook requested identification to prove your existence to them, or when you noticed that the wrong birthday was associated with your profile.

Change your birthday on Facebook

Facebook made it a lot easier recently when it comes to changing the birthday. Previously, it did not allow you to change the birthday directly using the edit profile option provided on the site which meant you had to request a change instead (the old guide is attached to the article).

This is no longer the case fortunately, which means that you can change the birthday on Facebook directly and without delay at any time, provided you have access to your profile.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open your Facebook Profile page. You can do that by clicking on your name next to search at the top of any Facebook page.
  2. Select "Update Info" on the page. You find the link in the header area on the right of your name.
  3. Switch to the "Overview" option when the "about section" opens on Facebook.
  4. There you find listed your current birthday. Move the mouse cursor over it, and select "edit your contact and basic info" link that appears with the left mouse button.
  5. Locate "Basic Information" on the page and move the mouse cursor over the birth date or birth year. When you do so, an edit option becomes available. Click on it.
  6. Change the birth month, year and day and click on the "save changes" button afterwards.

Congratulations, you have just changed the birthday on Facebook.

Old article with outdated information

When you finally find out that the option is available under Edit Profile, you will notice that the birthday is not editable there.

Why is it blocked? The most likely reason is to block users from changing their birthday from changing it whenever they feel like it, and to block minors trying to make themselves adults on the site.

This is however a issue if you have accidentally selected the wrong birthday. How can you change it if not in the Facebook profile?

The only way to change your date of birth on Facebook is to contact the Facebook support team to make them change it for your.

Facebook has made available a form for that request which you can access here.

Here you need to select the new birth date and enter a reason for the change. The most likely reason is that you have made an error during account creation. It is likely that the first request will be granted if you use that reason for changing the birthday.

There is no telling how Facebook will react if you use the form multiple times throughout the years. It is likely that they will deny the second or third request unless you provide them with a very good reason for the change.

How To Change Your Birthday On Facebook
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How To Change Your Birthday On Facebook
Find out how to change your birthday on Facebook directly so that another birth year, month and day are recorded by the social networking site.
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  1. hackie said on August 11, 2020 at 7:22 am

    I can no longer access my account. It keeps asking me ro send a valid ID which i did. but no update for 4 months now

  2. kush said on September 19, 2019 at 9:18 am

    thankyou so much

  3. Anonymous said on October 18, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    i wrongly mentioned my date of real date of birth is 05/03/1995.i want to change this date of birth.

  4. Dewmi punsara said on May 13, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    How to change my birthday

  5. yashpal singh said on March 4, 2016 at 7:39 am

    I want to change my birthday plz help

  6. Vinu R Blank said on October 20, 2015 at 4:46 pm


  7. Kendra Green said on September 15, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    It worked my birthday has been changed. Thank you so much for the help

  8. ahmed khalifa said on February 25, 2015 at 6:25 am

    How can i change place of mother birth on facebook? Security question!

  9. musawer sabiti said on February 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    my birthday is 31 january

    i want to change my birthday

  10. annie said on January 9, 2013 at 3:18 am

    how long does it take them to change it back

  11. rai subot said on November 17, 2012 at 5:57 am

    i want to change my birthday november/18/1987

  12. negin said on November 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    my date of birth isn’t shown on my profile information so nobody can see my date of birth when the go on my page! what can i do to fix it please?

  13. arbin said on October 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

    change birthday

  14. Rosa Gonzalez said on October 17, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    can you help me change my facebook birth.

  15. Sean Morgan said on February 17, 2012 at 9:07 am

    There’s a free fb web app that let’s you pre-schedule happy birthday wall posts so you don’t forget your friends birthdays. It’s called birthdayFB. You can use it at

    1. Anonymous said on September 4, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      I cant stil edit my birthday to change my date on fbk.

  16. David L said on January 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    My birthdate is totally editable on FB. It does warn me I can only change it a certain number of times though.

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