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How to Check Birthdays On Snapchat? {Step by Step Guide}

Birthdays are special and your wishes can make someone’s special day even more beautiful. But the problem is remembering so many dates. I always used to forget birthdays because there are so many dates to remember in life. But, when I got to know how to check birthdays on Snapchat, my life became easier.

A few days back when I forgot to wish my friend, Maya, on her birthday, she surprisingly asked me don’t you know how to see upcoming birthdays on Snapchat Android App? That was the first time I came to know that Snapchat could help me to remember birthdays. All thanks to her. She told me the trick, I tried it and it worked!

Being a blogger always gives me the privilege to share the new things that I learn with my readers. So, here I am with the guide.

  • Quick and Short Answer

To check the birthdays of your Snapchat friends, you should go to the Snapchat app on your phone, then go to the chats tab. Now, open any chat. Then, click on the little Rocket icon in the bottom right corner of your screen. Choose ‘Minis,’ and then tap “Birthdays,”. Now, you can see all your friend’s birthdays and upcoming birthdays there.

How To See Upcoming Birthdays On Snapchat Android & iOS App?

Snapchat is an amazing application that lets you socialize with people around the world. It has so many fun and attractive features that would never let you down. 

Compared to other social media apps, Snapchat is one of those apps that lists upcoming birthdays for its users. I haven’t seen such features in many social apps. Another one is Facebook, it does show upcoming birthdays too when you check the birthdays option.

Recently I came to know another wonderful feature of Snapchat is that Snapchatters can check upcoming birthdays.

So let us see, how?

On your birthday, a small birthday cake emoji will appear on Snapchat next to the username. This really helps you to send best wishes and gifts to your friends on the actual birthday date and thus saves you from embarrassment. But if you want to pre-plan a birthday celebration for your friend, here is how to see upcoming birthdays on Snapchat on Android devices as well as iOS devices. The process is identical on both devices. 

Before I start, let me remind you to update your Snapchat App as well as your Android phone to the latest version for smooth execution of the following steps. 

  • Open the Snapchat App. Tap on the ‘Chat‘ icon at the bottom panel of the options.

  • You can select any chat head.

  • When you tap to type in the chat box, tap on the ‘Rocket‘ icon located at the rightmost corner.

  • There appear many options on your screen. Scroll down to find ‘Mini‘ with Birthday balloons. As also shown in the screenshot. Tap on it.

  • First of all, you will be shown the name of your friends who have birthdays on the same day.

  • Then in the next section, you can see the entire list of upcoming birthdays.

That’s how to see upcoming birthdays on Snapchat Android App. The list of upcoming birthdays is arranged in chronological order, which means that whose birthday comes first, his name will come on top.

How To Set Up Your Birthday On Snapchat?

Perhaps you also want to set up your own birthday on Snapchat so that your friends could see your name in their list of upcoming birthdays.

This is very easy, let me show you how:

  • Open the Snapchat App. Tap on the ‘Bitmoji‘ icon at the top left corner of the app screen.

  • Then at the top right corner, tap on the gear icon to go to the ‘Settings‘ menu.

  • In the birthday section, enter your birth date, month, and year. The birth year will be private to you.

  • Tap ‘Ok’ and confirm the changes.

Now, on your birthday, your friends will be able to see a cake emoji next to your username. As of now, Snapchat birthday notifications are not sent to users. However, it would have been nice if we could receive a Snapchat birthday notification as well. Maybe we will see this in the next update! 

Please note that you must choose your birthday carefully because Snapchat allows you to change the birthdate only a limited number of times. Some users hesitate to mention their birthday because they don’t want to reveal their age publically, but that’s not the case.

The good part is, Snapchat does not disclose the birth year of its users. Your friends will only be able to see your Birth date and month. So, add your birthday without any hesitation and collect birthday wishes from your friends.

You may notice that the birthdays of some of your friends are not shown to you. This happens because your friend doesn’t allow or give permission to Snapchat to disclose his birthday information. Snapchat provides intact privacy features, where you can display only what you want to let others know about you.

What is a Birthday Charm on Snapchat?

Birthday charm is another fun way to check out the birthday details of your Snapchat friends. Here is a quick way to see birthday charms on Snapchat.

  • Long-press chat head of your friend, whose birthday details you want. 

  • Go to ‘View friendship‘.
  • Scroll down and you will see so many ‘Charms‘, shared with your friends.

There are many fun ‘Charms‘ you can see between you and your friend. Like here is Friend’s Birthstone. This one tells you about the stone right for your friend. Besides that, there are many other ‘Charms’ like Birthday Twins and Half Birthday Twins. According to Snapchat, you and your friend become Birthday Twins, if you guys share the same birthday week. And if the gap is around 6 months between the birthday of you two, Snapchat will call your friend couple Half Birthday Twin. However, these Birthday Charms will not give you the specific birthdates of your friends but this is a fun section to know more about your friends.

What is a Birthday Snap On Snapchat?

Snapchat has so many wonderful features that many of us may not even have used all its features. One such lesser-known feature of Snapchat is ‘Birthday Snap‘.

Birthday Snap is actually not a specific feature or a special snap. It is just like any regular Snapchat snap. The only new thing is, you will get some additional birthday filters, AR balloons, birthday hats, and custom stickers to layer up in your snap. This will raise your streak score as well. Whenever it is the birthday of any of your friends, there appears the option of ‘Send a Birthday Snap‘ next to his username. You can send snaps with a decorative bunch of Birthday balloons, cakes, hats, and gifts or you may also choose to record a fun video for your friends. 

So wish more and regret less!


Snapchat has got you covered for remembering birthdays and here I have told you how to see upcoming birthdays on Snapchat Android and iOS apps. 

I feel that digitalization has made us lazy. Since everything is available to us at the tip of our fingers, we care less to remember things. I am not at all saying that using technology is not good but depending on it completely may sometimes be problematic. And this is where digitalization creates scope to enter our life. 

Digital apps like Snapchat have become a part and parcel of our lives and how to check birthdays on Snapchat is super easy with its sleek user interface and cool aesthetics. I am sure you will now never miss wishing your friends.

About the author

Atish Ranjan

Atish Ranjan is an established and independent voice dedicated to providing you with unique, well-researched and original information from the field of technology, SEO, social media, and blogging. He has in-depth knowledge of computers and tech as he pursued computer science.

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