I connected my LinkedIn profile with my Hotmail account (a decision I will rue rest of my life) and it resulted in all of my LinkedIn contacts birthdays being stored to my Outlook Calendar. Whenever I try to delete those birthdays from calendar, it doesn't let me even edit it. It's quite agonizing as I don't want these birthdays on my calendar.

How can I get rid of these birthdays?

  • Did you try to disconnect your Hotmail from LinkedIn?
    – serenesat
    Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 12:39
  • I did! It still keeps the birthdays there. Commented Sep 8, 2016 at 0:46

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Steps to removing birthday event in Calendar:

  • Remove associated services (LinkedIn)
  • Refresh your birthday calendar
  • Delete then re-create birthday calendar (allowing 24 hours for it to finish updating)

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  • Thanks mate!! Unfortunately it looked like the only option available. Commented Sep 10, 2016 at 11:36

As of 2024, this would be the approach to use on the LinkedIn.com website:

  • Pick the 'Me' icon
  • Select 'Settings & Privacy'
  • Select 'Notifications' (left side menu)
  • Select 'Connecting with others'
  • Toggle off 'Allow connections related notifications' if you do not want any notifications at all
  • Otherwise select 'Birthdays and job anniversaries' and toggle off each of the notification modes (push, in-app, email) that you do not want to see.

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