Question from Bridgette G.: I hate how Facebook shows our birth dates on our profiles by default. Can you tell me how to prevent it from being displayed?
I’ve repeatedly searched FB Help but cannot find anything anywhere that explains how to do it.
If you can help, you would be my hero!! Thanks much.
Rick’s answer: Hi Bridgette. In order to prevent your birth date from showing up on your profile, you’ll need to change it’s privacy settings to “Only Me”. Here’s how:
1 – Log into your Facebook account.
2 – Click on your name to visit your Timeline page.
3 – Click on the About link.
4 – In the left-hand column, click Contact and Basic Info.
5 – Scroll down to the “Basic Information” section and hover your mouse over your birth year and click the Edit link after it pops up.
6 – Click the down-arrow and change its setting to Only Me.
7 – Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the Birth Month and Day line.
8 – Click the Save Changes button.
That’s all there is to it Bridgette. From now on, both your birthday and your age will be hidden everywhere on Facebook to everyone except you, but your friends will still receive a notification about your birthday on the morning of its arrival.
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