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How to Wish Happy Birthday on Facebook

Three Methods: iPhone/iPad Android Using a Desktop Community Q&A

This wikiHow teaches you how to wish your Facebook friends a happy birthday using both the mobile app and desktop site.

Steps

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iPhone/iPad

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    Open the Facebook app.

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    Tap . It’s in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

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    Tap Events. It’s the red calendar icon towards the middle of the screen.

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    Tap on the pencil icon next to your friend’s name. Your friends with upcoming birthdays appear toward the bottom of the screen under the “Upcoming Birthdays” heading.

    • Some friends may have the Messenger icon next to their names instead of the pencil icon. This means that their privacy settings don’t allow others to post on their wall, however, you can still send them a message.
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    Tap on the text field.

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    Type in your message.

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    Tap Post. It’s in the top-right corner of the screen. Doing so will post your birthday message to your recipient’s timeline.

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Android

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    Open the Facebook app.

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    Tap . It’s near the top-right corner of the screen.

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    Tap Events. It’s the red calendar icon towards the middle of the screen.

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    Tap Birthdays. It appears along the top of the screen.

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    Tap on a friend. Doing so will bring you to their Facebook timeline.

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    Tap on “Write something to” to write your message. The text box appears just underneath their profile information.

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    Type in your message.

    • Tap on one of the circular color icons to add a background color to your birthday post.
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    Tap Post. It’s in the top-right corner of the screen. Doing so will post your birthday message to your recipient’s timeline.

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Using a Desktop

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    Visit www.facebook.com.

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    Log into your account if prompted.

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    Click Events. It’s the calendar icon on the left side of your screen under “EXPLORE.” Doing so will show you all upcoming events. Upcoming birthdays will appear at the top-right corner of your screen.

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    Click See All. It appears at the top-right corner of the “BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK” box.

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    Click inside the text box to write a message.

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    Type in your message.

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    Hit Enter. Doing so will post your birthday message to your recipient’s timeline.

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      Article Info

      Categories: Facebook Basics

      In other languages:

      Español:  desear un feliz cumpleaños en Facebook , Português:  Desejar Feliz Aniversário no Facebook , Italiano:  Augurare Buon Compleanno su Facebook , Русский:  поздравить с днем рождения на Facebook , Deutsch:  Auf Facebook jemandem zum Geburtstag gratulieren

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