Birthdays are special days for everyone, it brings a feelings growth to individual, a reason for many celebrating this special day. Facebook also encourage this act by wishing its users well on their birthday, it also inform every connected to the individual to wish them well too, so as to increase the joy in the heart of such fellow on his or her special day.
Unfortunately, while you were filling in your data during creation of account on Facebook, you input the wrong date unknowingly and now Facebook and other friend who are ignorant of the real date started wishing you a happy birthday on that wrong.
This feels like a disaster or should I say a form of confusion, because only a few close pals would actually wish you well on the original day and that wouldn’t be cool.
Now you want to change your date of birth to the real one but you finding it difficult, you have tried all the processes you know but it’s not working. Well, congratulations, because you have come to the right place. This article will teach you how you can change your date of birth on Facebook
For those that may think changing their date of birth to a correct one is not necessary, well, let me categorically tell you now that your Date of birth is of topmost importance as it is a crucial data attach to your identity.
As an identity, it should be the same across all social media platform. It wouldn’t be nice if you are asked to submit your credentials in a workplace and your date of birth on it is different from that on your Facebook profile
Also a wrong date of birth could lead to issues in the past, for instance when Facebook requested identification to prove your existence to them, in such situations presently a wrong information will spell you a fake individual or a ghost account.
Change your birthday on Facebook
Facebook has made it a lot easier lately when it comes to altering the date of birth. Hitherto, 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 (Intentionally attached the old guide below so you could understand).
“When you lastly find out that the decision to change is available under Edit Profile, you will realize 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 nevertheless an issue if you have accidentally selected the wrong birthday. How can you change it if not in the Facebook profile?
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.”
Fortunately, this has changed, which means that you can now change the birthday on Facebook directly and without delay at any time, provided you have access to your profile.
How to change your Date of Birth on Facebook
- Open your Facebook Profile page. You can do that by clicking on your name next to search at the top of any Facebook page.
- Select “Update Info” on the page. You find the link in the header area on the right of your name.
- Switch to the “Overview” option when the “about section” opens on Facebook.
- 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.
- 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.
- Change the birth month, year and day and click on the “save changes” button afterwards.
Congratulations, you have just changed the birthday on Facebook.
Why Can’t I Change my Date of Birth?
I want you to note that this process above has a limit and as soon as you have pass the limit for a certain interval of time, let’s say a month, you will not be able to change again until the next month.
But there’s actually a longer process to take that would eventually allow you to change your date of birth even after you have exceed the limit. Below is the procedure to take in order to change your date of birth after passing the limit
How to change your Date of birth after exceeding the limit
- First Log in to your Facebook Account whose birthday you want to change.
- Now all you have to do is just Contact Facebook to change date of birth/birthday.
- Click Below link to Contact Facebook Button to contact Facebook.
- Then Select Your Date of Birth and select any reason from given reasons for changing Birthday.
A word from a friend who did it state “I tested this then my birthday was change within an hour but I recommend you to wait for 24-48 hours”.
Now that you have learnt the procedures to take when you intend to change your Date of birth on Facebook, I hope you share this article with your friends so they can also learn from it.