Where can I modify if/how birthdays show up on my Google Calendar desktop version? I can't find any setting for that. Below an example of such a birthday event that I haven't created myself. I don't have birthdays in my sidebar.

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You choose whether to show "Birthdays" or not from your sidebar.


You control what to show from your settings.

Hover over Birthdays and choose Settings. Settings

Under Settings you find:


  • I don't have birthdays in my sidebar.
    – orschiro
    Sep 18 '19 at 16:34
  • You probably edited the name of under Calendar settings. Follow the images. Sep 18 '19 at 16:40
  • No, i definitely don't have birthdays. Also not renamed. See my screenshot above.
    – orschiro
    Sep 18 '19 at 17:43
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    That is strange. They are there by default and not by choice. Your screenshot can be misleading. Go to my final image through: top right corner Settings, scroll down to Settings for my calendars, click on your different calendars to show their settings. Somewhere in there you should find _"Displays birthdays..." Sep 18 '19 at 18:15
  • Did you finally get to solve this mystery? May 23 '20 at 17:22

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