“I hope you’ve thought of the perfect birthday present for me.” Suppose you receive this DM from a close friend on Instagram and have no idea when their birthday is. Isn’t it terrifying? Well, not necessarily. Forgetting birthdays is a common affair among humans; we can’t possibly hope to remember the birthdays of everyone we know, can we? This is why many people keep journals or sync their calendars to help them with it.
While adding your birthday on Instagram is a mandatory step while creating your account, Instagram doesn’t make this information public for any users. And while this is convenient for your own sake, when you’re looking for someone else’s birthday on Instagram, it can be quite problematic.
Have you ever tried looking for someone’s birthday on Instagram but don’t know where to start? Well, we’re here to your rescue.
While we can’t guarantee you that you’ll find it in the end, we can give you some ideas on where to look.
Stay with us till the end to explore all possibilities of finding someone’s birthday on Instagram.
How to Find Someone’s Birthday on Instagram
1. Check for it on their Bio
If you go through the bio of 10 random Instagrammers right now, we can assure you at least one of them would have something like this written on theirs:
“I blow candles on 24th April”
“Send me presents on 19th November”
“🎂: 12th February”
Or something similar, which gives you a clear idea of when they were born. In other words, it’s not uncommon for Instagram users to add their birthdays in their bio. So, if this person is one of them, you just got lucky!
Checking one’s bio for their birthday is incredibly easy. All you need to do is go to your Explore tab, enter their username in the search bar on top, hit enter. Tap on their profile in the search results to open their profile and scan their bio for the aforementioned information. Bios are located right at the top of one’s profile, under their name.
2. Go Through the Posts on Their Profile
If you’re still here with us, we’re hoping that it means you couldn’t find their birthday in their bio. Well, don’t lose hope yet; we still have a couple more tricks up our sleeve. The next best place you can look for their birthday is from their posts.
Most Instagram users, even if they’re not in the habit of posting consistently, tend to post at least a picture on their birthday, be it of their birthday outfit, themselves cutting a cake, or anything else special that they like doing on that day.
If you check their posts for a sign of their birthday, you’re going to have a stronger chance of finding out about it. This process might take anywhere between 10 minutes to a couple of hours, depending on the frequency with which they post or how old their account is.
Once you find any relevant post, don’t just assume that it was their birthday right away; some users also post pictures from their birthday 1-2 days later. So, check both the comments and the pictures for more specific hints before you set your mind on a date.
3. Do They Make Story Highlights? If So, Check Them All
So, we take it you couldn’t find anything closely associated with their birthday in their posts either? Well, if they’re more of a Stories person on Instagram, perhaps that’s where you should start looking.
Let’s tell you who a Stories person is on Instagram. Have you ever come across (digitally, of course) someone who has about 2-5 posts on their profile but upload tons of stories, be it randomly clicked pictures, selfies, boomerangs, or videos? These are the kind of users who like to capture and share (upload) spontaneous memories on their profile rather than documenting them in a more permanent place: the posts.
Many of these users also tend to create highlights of stories that are close to their hearts, which you can find on the top of their profile, under their bios. So, if this person is even remotely like that, you must give checking out their story highlights a shot. After all, you could be surprised at how easily you could find their birthday from there.
Today, we’ve talked about how you can find someone’s birthday on Instagram. Because Instagram believes in keeping this information private for its users, you cannot count on finding this information on the platform. However, there are some obvious places, like a user’s bio, posts, and story highlights, where you can hope to find out about their birthdays.
Later, we also discussed how you could update your own birthday on Instagram, the steps for which have also been provided in the blog. If we were able to help you solve your problem with our blog, feel free to tell us about it in the comments section below.