How to Change Your Birthday on Snapchat

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Your birthday is the most important part of the year for you, and you surely want your friends on the Snapchat app to remember it!

If you have ever logged into Snapchat, then you have realized that you can see your friends’ upcoming birthdays directly on the app interface, which allows you to quickly send them birthday wishes.

But what if you accidentally set your account’s birthday to the wrong date on Snapchat? Can you change it to your real birthday?

The answer is yes, and we are going to show you how.

Keep on reading to get precise details about:

  • How to change your birthday on Snapchat;
  • Things to know before you set a new birthday on your Snapchat account;
  • Why can’t you change your birthday information on Snapchat?

Who Can Change Birthday On Snapchat?

According to Snapchat, you can only change your birthday if you are older than 18 years old and you have truthfully made a mistake while setting up your birthday details on the app.

You cannot change your birth year to make yourself younger than 18 years old - that’s entirely forbidden on the platform.

In the same order of ideas, you cannot change your current birthday if you are under 18 years old.

This is a feature similar to the ones implemented on other social media sites, such as Twitter and TikTok.

Either way, over 18 years old Snapchat users can indeed change their birthday on the Snapchat application, but only once.

How to Change Your Birthday on Snapchat

You can change your birthday on Snapchat whether you have a private or public Snapchat profile, but as we mentioned before, your birth detail info can only be changed once or twice.

Thus, changing your birthday option unlimited times is entirely forbidden on the platform.

Either way, make sure that the Snapchat app is updated so it can work properly, and let’s change your birthday date on Snapchat in no time.

Step 1: Open Snapchat and Go to Settings

Open the Snapchat App and on the top left corner of the screen, you will see your bitmoji icon.

Tap on your profile icon at the upper left corner of the home screen, and you will be redirected to your profile screen.

Step 2: Go to “My Account” and Tap on “Birthday”

Once you tap on your profile icon, select the gear icon in the upper right corner.

After you tap on this gear icon at the top right corner of the screen, you will note that the Settings section will appear.

On this settings menu, locate the Account Section, and tap on Birthday.

Step 3: Set the Correct Date and Confirm Your Decision

Once you open the Birthday Box, you will be able to change your birth date. Set the correct date, and finish the process by tapping on Okay.

From now on, your age on Snapchat will be changed. Remember that you can only do this for a limited number of times: just once!

Your Snapchat friends will be able to check your birthday by opening your account and checking your Birthday Party Setting, which you can later hide. It’s time to celebrate!

How Many Times Can You Change Your Birthday on Snapchat?

It is uncertain, but for most people, the Snapchat birthday changing feature is available just one or two times.

There’s the possibility that you are able to change your birthday on Snapchat again after half a year or even a full year, but this is unconfirmed. Just wait, and time will tell!

Why Can’t I Change My Birthday on Snapchat?

There are three reasons why you cannot change your birthday on Snapchat:

  1. You have reached your account birthdays limit. This limit is usually set at one time, but if you wait for a year or six months (it depends), you can change it again;
  2. You are under 18 years old - minors cannot change their age on Snapchat;
  3. You are making yourself younger than 18 years old on the birthday box, which is not possible.

How Can I Change My Birthday on Snapchat After Limit?

You can’t. If you have reached your limit of one or two times that your birthday can be changed, then there’s no going back.

You can create two Snapchat accounts, replicate your friend list, and use it as your secondary account with the correct birth date. Otherwise, you have no other options left.

How Does the Snapchat Birthday Party Option Work?

Snapchat Birthday Party is an option that lets you select your birthday filter and the way it appears on the app.

Birthday on Snapchat affect the way how a friend’s birthday shows, as well as it sets astrology-related charms and zodiac sign charms on your and your friend’s profile.

It also shows a countdown for your birthday, and when the day comes, a birthday party story and a birthday cake emoji will appear on your profile.

But does Snapchat notify birthdays, you ask? The answer is no, there are no birthday notifications, but your friends can check your birthday info by tapping on your profile (unless you hide it, which is also possible).

Wrapping Up: Changing Your Birthday on Snapchat

As you can see, there’s a wide variety of options when it comes to birthdays on the Snapchat app.

You can use charms, set a countdown, hide your birthday info, congratulate your friends, see someone birthday on Snapchat, and change your birth date as well if you need it.

Just keep in mind that changing your birthday is a process that can only be done once or twice, so think it through before you do so.


Why Is My Birthday Date Not Showing on Snapchat?

Perhaps the birthday feature is hidden on your profile. You need to open your Settings, go to Birthday, and check that the Hide toggle is turned off.

About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.