Click on the users' profile> Click on contact info> Birthday
Click on the notifications tab> See who is celebrating
A member of your staff is celebrating a birthday this month, but you do not know the exact date of their big day.
So what do you do?
Go online and see if that person has posted their birthday information on their social media accounts.
You may have looked at their Instagram profile or looked up their birthday on Facebook but to no avail.
So, what else is left?
Their Linkedin profile, perhaps?
Linkedin offers an option for users to publish their birthdays on their profiles, and in this tutorial, we will dive into how to see birthdays on Linkedin.
There are two ways you can check someone’s birthday on Linkedin: through the notifications and contact info tab.
Keep in mind that the visibility of someone’s birthday depends on how users’ have adjusted their settings. Users can choose whether or not their birthday will be visible only to them, or to the public.
We explain everything in detail in the next section.
To check someone’s birthday on Linkedin users need to be connected to the individual whose birthday they are trying to find out. Otherwise, they won’t be able to access information about people’s birthdays.
Here is the step-by-step process of checking someone’s birthday on Linkedin.
Make sure to create a Google calendar you can share with others so that you can wish everyone with upcoming birthdays a happy birthday on time.
Linkedin also sends notifications to users about their connections’ birthdays.
However, if you have turned off this option, you won’t be able to see birthdays on the notification menu.
As we previously said, Linkedin offers an option that enables users to publish their birthdays; however, for privacy purposes, users can also choose whether they want their birthdays to be public records.
When creating a Linkedin profile, users can choose whether they want their birthday to be visible to everyone, only them, their connections, or connections up to three degrees away from them.
This means that if the user has set the birthday settings to ‘Only You’, no one but them can see their birthday. In addition, if they have set their birthday to be visible to ‘My connections’ or My ‘Network’ and if you are not part of either, you also won’t be able to check their birthday.
Shortly, if a user has set their birthday to be visible to everyone, everyone will be able to see it regardless of their degree of connection.
Alternative ways of finding birthdays will be to ask a mutual friend or even check a birth certificate if you have access to those types of documents, of course.
If you are one of the users who want to keep their birthday private, you can follow the steps below to adjust Linkedin settings to ‘Only You’.
Log in to your Linkedin account.
Wishing someone a happy birthday is a thoughtful gesture that many appreciate.
If you are not sure when someone has a birthday, check their Linkedin profile by following the steps we have provided.
Yes, Linkedin shows birthdays. However, if users have set the settings to ‘Only Me’, no one but them will be able to see their date of birth.