It’s that time again when you have many birthday celebrants to greet. But, you can’t remember the exact dates for each person’s birthday.
If you’re on Snapchat, it’s effortless to find your friends’ birthdays — that is, if you know how to find them.
How to Find Birthdays on Snapchat
One way to find birthdays on Snapchat is to check the “Chat” page for the “cake” emoji beside the username. Another way is to check “My Friends” for the cake emoji or tap your friend’s name to find the balloon icon. Otherwise, scroll down to “Charms” to find the birthday Snapchat charm.
But the cake emoji only appears if the Snapchat user has enabled “Birthday Party.”
And, it’s only present if the birthday falls on the same day you checked. Otherwise, you’ll have to find the Snapchat user’s birthday manually.
Granting that you have already opened and logged into your Snapchat account, use any of the four methods below to find birthdays.
Step 1: Press the speech bubble icon on the bottom menu
This move redirects you to the “Chat” page, where your recent contacts appear.
You can also swipe right of the “Camera” page’s screen to be redirected to the“Chat” page.
Step 2: Find the cake emoji beside your friends’ names
When you see that emoji, it means your friend is celebrating his birthday. You can then tap on the username to send your greetings via chat.
But this emoji only appears if the Snapchat user has activated the “Birthday Party” feature.
Finding Birthdays on Snapchat by Checking “My Friends” for Cake Emojis
Step 1: Press your Snapchat avatar
You’ll find it on the upper left corner of the “Camera” page.
Step 2: Swipe up and tap “My Friends”
You’ll see this option between the “My Stories” and “Spotlight & Snap Map” sections. You won’t miss this section as you’ll see a photo of your Snapchat friends’ avatars.
Step 3: Browse through your “Friends” list and find the cake emoji
If you find the said cake emoji beside a friend’s name, it means that he’s celebrating his birthday on that day. But, it will only appear if he activates the “Birthday Party” feature.
Now, if you want to greet your friend without relying on the cake emoji for a reminder, the method below is for you.
Finding the Balloon Icon in the SnapChat User’s Profile to Find Birthdays on Snapchat
Step 1: Open the “Chat” page
You can either swipe to the right of the “Camera” page or tap the speech bubble icon on the bottom menu.
Step 2: Tap the name or bitmoji of your Snapchat friend
This move allows you to see their profile page.
Step 3: Find the “Balloon” icon
This balloon icon is below the Snapchat username beside their snap score and zodiac sign. If you see this icon, you have found that person’s birthday.
If the balloon icon is absent, your friend didn’t activate the “Birthday Party” feature.
Repeat these three steps to individually check your Snapchat friends’ birthdays. Just make sure a pen and paper (or your Keep notes) are nearby so you can jot down the details.
Finding Birthdays on Snapchat by Scrolling Down to Snapchat Charms
Another clue that you can find in a Snapchat profile is the birthday charm. But unlike the balloon icon, you’ll have to dig more to find it.
Step 1: Open the “Chat” page
You can swipe to the right of the “Camera” page or press the speech bubble icon on the bottom menu.
Step 2: Long-press on a Snapchat username
You will then see a menu appear from below the screen.
Step 3: Press “View Friendship”
You’ll find this text under the Snapchat username of your friend.
Step 4: Swipe up to reach the “Charms” section
If it is your Snapchat friend’s birthday, you’ll see the “It’s Their Birthday” charm first.
Aside from that, you’ll also see other charms like “Compatibility,” “Astrological Signs,” and “Birthstone.”
How to Find Recent, Upcoming, and Previous Birthdays on Snapchat
With the three methods mentioned above, you can easily see someone’s birthday on Snapchat. But it’s taxing to tap on the names or the bitmojis one by one to find their birth details.
However, there is a shortcut to view all your friends’ birthdays at a glance on Snapchat.
After you have checked your friend’s birthday (remember the balloon icon?), tap it.
You’re then redirected to the “Birthdays” page. By now, you’ll see all your Snapchat friends’ birthdays divided into three sections:
- Birthdays – Refers to your Snapchat friend having a birthday on that day
- Upcoming Birthdays – Refers to your Snapchat friends celebrating their birthdays in a few days
- More Birthdays – Lists your friends whose birthdays have already passed
This way, you’ll be reminded of your friend’s birthday without relying on the cake emoji beside their Snapchat username.
Activating Birthday Party on Snapchat — 4 Easy Steps
If you know how to change your birthday on Snapchat, you’ll easily activate the “Birthday Party” feature. This allows your friends to know that you’re celebrating your special day.
Step 1: Tap on your Snapchat avatar
You’ll find this on the upper left corner of the “Camera” page.
Step 2: Press “Settings”
This takes the shape of a gear on the upper right of your Snapchat profile page.
Step 3: Choose “Birthday”
You will initially see the birthday you have set for your account.
Step 4: Press the “Birthday Party” toggle
By default, this toggle is greyed out to protect your privacy if you don’t want to announce your birthday to the Snapchat community.
But if you want to activate this, press the toggle until it becomes green. Then leave the “Birthday” page if you are done tweaking your birthday settings.
Frequently Asked Questions about How to Find Birthdays on Snapchat
Can I still check my Snapchat friend’s birthday through the “Birthdays Mini” feature?
In previous Snapchat versions, “Birthdays Mini” lists current, upcoming, and past birthdays. But with the January 2023 update, this feature is removed. You can access the same birthday list by tapping the balloon icon on your friend’s Snapchat profile.
Why is my friend’s birthday not visible on Snapchat?
If you don’t see your friend’s birthday on Snapchat, it means that he didn’t activate his “Birthday Party” feature. This enables Snapchat users to hide their birth details, protecting their privacy.
How can you greet a friend on Snapchat who is celebrating his birthday?
Once you find the cake emoji beside a Snapchat friend’s username, simply tap on it. You can then type your birthday greeting and press the “Send” button.
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