Did you change your birthday date information on Facebook profile for fun and now cannot change it back to actual birthday date? Many Facebook users encounter problem of changing birthday date. This happens when user make frequent changes to birthday date (which is not expected from an average user, as birthday date remains same all the time). Hence, Facebook has placed few restrictions on changing birthday date details.
Modify & edit Birthday date on Facebook
1. Once you login into Facebook account, click on profile name at top left part. Now you should see default Facebook profile in timeline format. Here, click ‘Update Info’ button at top right next to ‘View activity’ button.
2. This will open ‘About’ screen with various basic elements of your profile. Look for ‘Basic Info’ section and click ‘Edit’ button on it. Then select birthday date, month and year from drop down boxes and make required modifications. You can also customize display of birthday details using options like show month & day, dont show my birthday and show full birthday on timeline.
So, why I can’t change my birth date on Facebook
Officially Facebook says, “We have limits in a place around the number of times you can edit your birthday. If you recently edited your birthday, you may have to wait a few days before changing it again. Learn more about our Community Standards.”
Facebook has restriction on number of times you can modify birthday date information (and that number is not explicitly mentioned). Since birthday date of an individual is not expected to change over period of time, it is logical to put such restrictions. To be on safe side, do not change your birthday date for sake of fun – Facebook might make things difficult in reverting back to original birthday date!