If you are on Facebook or on Google+ and have at least one friend or contact on the site, chance is that you receive birthday notifications.
Birthday notifications are enabled on both systems by default and depending on how many friends and contacts you have, you may get quite a view notifications throughout the year.
That's not always something that you want, especially if you get many notifications throughout the year and don't act on or have another way of keeping track of birthdays.
It is thankfully easy to disable and hide birthday information on Facebook and Google+. The following guide provides you with a walk through that you can follow to turn off birthday notifications on both sites.
Birthdays are powered by Google Calendar and taken from profile information of users that you have in your circles on Google+.
To hide the Birthday Calendar, do the following:
To disable Google+ birthdays, do the following:
If you hide the birthday calendar, you don't really need to perform the second operation. It may come in handy though if you want to block Google+ birthday information but like to receive contact birthday information.
Additional information about the process, including information on how to remove individual birthdays, are available on Google Support.
Facebook has a single preference that handles if birthday notifications are pushed to you or not. The easiest way to disable those is the following:
Simple repeat the processes outlined above if you want to turn on birthday notifications on either site again.
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