How to Add Birthdays to Google Calendar

Introduction

A Google Calendar is a great place for maintaining a central calendar to help you keep your life in order. However, if you’re missing the birthday of a particular person in your Google Calendar and you want to make sure it gets displayed in the same format as the other birthdays, you can do this easily by adding that person as a contact to your Google account. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video and image collection below.

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Steps to Add Birthdays to Google Calendar

  1. Access the Google Calendar you want to add someone’s birthday to by navigating to calendar.google.com and then logging into your Google account. Ensure there is a check mark in the box to the left of “Birthdays” in the My Calendars section. After placing a check mark in the box confirm that the person you want to add a birthday for is still missing.
  2. Access your Google contacts if the person’s birthday is still missing. You can do this through the Contacts app for Android devices, or by navigating to contacts.google.com in the web browser on other devices. Your Google Contacts home screen is displayed.
  3. Click “Create Contact” on the screen, and then click “Create a Contact” in the menu that appears. The Create New Contact screen is displayed.
  4. Click “Show More” to expand the list of fields you can enter for your new contact. Enter a first and last name for your contact, and then scroll down the screen until you see the Birthday field and then enter the birthday for this person. Enter additional information as you want to. Click “Save” when you’re finished entering information for your new contact. A screen appears showing the information you entered for your new Google Contact. Close this window and then navigate back to your Google Calendar account. You’ll now see the birthday for your newly-entered contact added to your Google Calendar.

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