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Is there any way to add a birthday to my Google Calendar in such a way that the age is updated automatically?

For instance, if I was born on May 2nd, 1980, then I'd like the entry for 2011 to say, "Nathan's 31st birthday", and for 2012 to say, "Nathan's 32nd birthday", and so on.

Can this be done?

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not an answer but the wish for one! the 1st above tip starts with "populate your contacts" very nice but what does it mean? then "open Calendar" on the left pan click on "Add" My G calendar left pan does not have a "add" so no "interesting calendar to browse" ... However I found it under "Other Calendar's" dropdown list Next problem under "Browsing Interest...." then "more" tab I did not see "Contact" or "Birthday and Events"? so could not subscribe to it! Before doing all this, although unsure of the meaning as stated, I went to my gmail contacts and filled in the birthdate field...But to no – MichelM Jan 18 at 13:17

You can do this but you first need to populate the Birthday field in your contacts.

After you have done this, go to Google Calendar:

  • In the left hand pane click Add > Browse Interesting Calendars
  • Click the More tab
  • Select Contacts' birthdays and events
  • Click Subscribe
  • Click Back to Calendar

IIRC, the Google Calendar doesn't provide notifications for these events.

To receive notifications you will probably have to use a Third Party Application - one of these Apps being http://contact-birthdays.appspot.com/ ( I haven't used this application I found it via a Google search)


Sorry I missed probably the most important part of the question - I am pretty sure you can't display the age. This feature request has been outstanding for quite some time now. There is this userscript that adds the age to the event.

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This does in fact add birthdays, but it doesn't show the age. – Nathan Fellman Mar 1 '11 at 8:32

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