How can I setup notifications for Birthdays on google calendar? Apparently, I can't.

Google Calendar Birthday Settings

2 Answers 2


The Birthdays calendar is a special calendar. As you saw it doesn't include the several setting options like notifications.

If you want to get a Birthday notification, then copy the event to one of the calendars create by you and set the notifications on that calendar or for that specific event.


It can´t be done. The easiest workaround is to click on the birthday event and choose "Duplicate" as seen in the image bellow. Then on the duplicated event set "Repeat anually" and add a notification with the desired anticipation.



Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.