How To Find Out Someone’s Birthday Without Asking Them Directly

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Ever wanted to surprise someone with a birthday gift but forgot their birthday? Asking directly might spoil the surprise or hurt their feelings. Luckily, there are sneaky ways to find out someone’s birthday without asking them!

From checking social media to asking friends casually, I’ll show you how to know someone’s birthday without any fuss. Join me as I spill the beans on birthday lookup methods to plan the perfect surprise without any awkwardness!

Quick Summary 
It is very much possible to find out someone’s birthday without asking them for free. You can make use of social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and LinkedIn as a birthday finder tool. Moreover, you can make use of paid birthday lookup sites such as Golookup. Also, you can utilize spy apps to find someone’s date of birth.

How To Find Out Someone’s Birthday? (Free & Paid Methods)

Below are the quick links to directly go to different ways to find someone’s DOB online:

Free Methods

If the person whose birthday you want to know is a social butterfly, then you won’t find it difficult to look up their birthday on various social media accounts.

Let’s see how you can know someone’s birthday using Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Linkedin accounts.

With Instagram

There’s no specific way to spy on Instagram to find someone’s birthday on it. However, there are some tricks that you can pull off to know someone’s birthday on Instagram.

Checking Out Bio

Some people like to mention their dob right inside their Instagram bio. So maybe the person whose birthday you want to find on Instagram has also done the same.

And it’s really easy to check the Instagram bio.

1. Use the search option to find out their Instagram profile by typing their correct Instagram username. If you don’t know their username, just type their name and look for the suggestions given on Instagram. Find them from your follower or following list if either you follow them or they follow you.

search for the person on instagram

2. Open their profile when you find them on Instagram. Here you can clearly see their bio on the profile page and see if they have mentioned anything about their birthday in their bio.

free birthday lookup on Instagram

The best part about this method is that to find out someone’s birthday on Instagram, you don’t have to follow them. Even if they have chosen to keep their profile private, then also it’s possible to look at their bio.

Use Tagged Posts

This method has more chances of checking someone’s birthday on Instagram than the one I have discussed above.

People often tag the birthday boy/girl on their special day and you just need to scroll down the posts on which they were tagged.

But this hack is only helpful to you if you follow that person on Instagram. So if you do follow them, continue reading this hack.

1. Go to the profile page of the person whose birthday you want to know.

2. Tap on the tag icon given on their profile to see all the posts on which the person has been tagged by others.

search birth date in tagged posts

3. Now you need to scroll down and find the post which is related to their birthday. And check the caption to confirm that the picture was tagged on that occasion.

tagged birthday post

Other Methods

Similar to the tagged posts hack, you can check the older Instagram posts of your friends to check your friend’s birthdays on Instagram.

Don’t forget to check the stories as well, because it’s quite common to upload the stories on a birthday.

Using Facebook

Facebook is a better option than any other social media platform for revealing personal information be it their schooling, graduation, relationship status, or birthday.

And there are very few chances that the person has not added their birthday on Facebook. To find someone’s birthday on Facebook follow these steps:

1. Open the profile of the person whose birthday you want to know.

2. Tap on the See “user’s name” About Info to check the person’s birthday.

checking the person info on facebook

3. Here you can easily look up the birth date of that person inside Basic info.

how to find someone's birthday on Facebook

Some people don’t reveal their basic information like schooling, hometown, and birthday on Facebook.

In that case, you can find someone’s birthday on Facebook by looking at their photos. They must have uploaded a photo to Facebook on their birthday.

facebook photos option

You can easily get to know that the photo was posted on the occasion of the birthday by reading the caption. This can be done manually and you don’t need any Facebook monitoring app.

birthday pics on facebook

By looking at the photos you can find someone’s birthday on Facebook without being friends unless they have not made their account private or locked it.

With Snapchat

You can know someone’s birthday on Snapchat but not before the day of the occasion. But their birthday month can be seen whenever you feel like it.

Let’s see the methods for both cases, starting with the method to know if someone has a birthday today or not.

1. Ensure they’re added as your friend. Open Snapchat and swipe right to access the chat list.

2. Scroll down to find their name.

3. If it’s their birthday, a cake icon will appear next to their name.

find out someone's birthday on Snapchat

Now that’s how you find out someone’s birthday on Snapchat. If today’s your friend’s birthday then you can wish them on Snapchat or personally call them.

To find out someone’s birth month on Snapchat:

1. Open their profile.

open snapchat profile

2. Now, swipe up to view their Birthstone under Charms.

checking birthstone

While Snapchat is useful for discreetly finding birthdays, it’s not dependable for close relationships like best friends or partners. For them, planning surprises is essential, as relying solely on Snapchat may not be sufficient.

If this doesn’t work for you then you can spy on their Snapchat account by getting access to their Snapchat password.

On Linkedin

It is possible to see someone’s birthday on LinkedIn, but using this platform should be your last resort. The reason is that LinkedIn reveals to the other user when someone checks their profile.

So you have to be answerable as to why you were checking their profile.

If the desired person is added to your network then use the following steps to find their birthday on LinkedIn.

1. Launch the LinkedIn app and tap on the My Network option.

linkedin my networks

2. Tap on Manage my network option in the next step.

linkedin manage my network

3. Next, you have to tap on the Connections.

linkedin connections4. Select the person’s profile whose birthday you want to know.

select the desired person

5. Now scroll down till you find the Contact heading where you can see their birthday.

birthday information in contact on linkedin

There’s no certainty that you’re gonna find someone’s birthday on LinkedIn because some people choose to hide that information.

Use WhatsApp

There’s no such section in WhatsApp where you can just go and find someone’s DOB.

But if you often talk to that person on WhatsApp, then there’s a slim chance that you can find their birthday on WhatsApp. There’s a strong possibility that you must have wished them the previous year.

If you remember doing so, then you need to scroll and find that particular conversation.

There’s a date stamp attached to the conversation so you can know on what day is their birthday. This way WhatsApp can be used as a DOB finder. I know it’s a little silly way to know someone’s birthday on WhatsApp but give it a try, it may work for you as it has worked for me multiple times.

Call A Mutual Friend

Why do you need to fear when you have friends? If you are stuck in a situation where you can’t remember the birth anniversary of someone special, then why not call a mutual friend?

You just need to straightforwardly ask, do you remember on which date is Karen’s or Paul’s birthday? And there are good chances they remember the date, obviously, if they aren’t forgetful like you. Just kidding.

Just make sure that the friend you are gonna call is not a plainspoken guy lest you might have to face a hard time.

Use Social Engineering Techniques

With clever conversation techniques, you can subtly learn someone’s birthday without them catching on. For example, steering the conversation towards famous birthdays and asking if they share one with a celebrity can often lead to them willingly sharing their birthdate.

Simply research the celebrity’s birthday later. There are many ways to initiate such conversations and extract birthday information without raising suspicion.

Extracting Documents By Excuse

To discreetly find someone’s birthday:

  1. Look for personally issued cards like driver’s licenses or college IDs, which often have age proof.
  2. If you’re at their home, casually glance at any cards lying around.
  3. Alternatively, take them to a place where age proof is required, like a liquor store or club, and sneak a peek at their card.
  4. If they’re not the partying type, asking for their resume under the guise of job opportunities can provide the necessary information.

The only reason for providing you with multiple free methods was to save you from spending money just to look up someone’s birthday.

But if all the free hacks to know someone’s birthday fail, then I guess you don’t have any other choice left. It’s time to move towards some paid methods for finding the birthday of your known ones.

Use Online Database

Some amazing websites on the internet provide birthday lookup by name and phone number.

Golookup is one such online birthday lookup website that has access to lots of information about common citizens that is available in the public domain.

This is how you can easily get the birthday information of your loved ones on Golookup.

1. Go to the official Golookup website and provide the name and state (where they reside) of the person whose birth date you want to know. Tap on the Search option once you provide that information.

using public records for birthday lookup

2. All the people with that same name will appear on the screen. To identify the person you are looking for, you have to use the location, age, and related people information of that person.

If the information matches the person whose birthday you are craving to know, tap on Access Report.

people with same name on public records

3. Once the report is ready, you have to admit that you are 18 or older and that you are not accessing the report to harm that person. You also need to accept the Golookup terms and conditions.

accept the terms of golookup

4. Provide your email address and tap on CONTINUE after that.

provide email to golookup

5. Finally, you need to provide the card details and tap on VIEW MY REPORT to reveal the true date of birth of the person.

view the report

Goolookup is a good birthday finder tool but it has a limitation that it can only allow you to search for someone’s date of birth by entering their name. However, if you want to find out someone’s date of birth by phone number, name, address, etc. Then you should try Spokeo, I have written a detailed review of it.

Use Spy App

Finding someone’s birthday through public records can be challenging due to the prevalence of common names. But don’t worry I have a solution for that as well, spy apps like Spyic can be used as a birthday finder app to access target phone data. This includes Google Calendar entries on Android or iPhones.

After purchasing and installing the spy app, accessing the target’s Calendar section reveals birthday information, typically marked with “Happy birthday” in the description.

When using spy apps for this purpose, it’s crucial to respect privacy and limit usage to obtaining birth dates only.

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Final Verdict

I have left no stone unturned for you to find someone’s birthday online without asking them. You have both free and paid methods, so first try the free methods as it is not wise to spend your money just to check someone’s birth date.

However, if the free methods can’t disclose the birthday of the person then you can go for the paid methods. However, most of the time the free methods are enough to get the job done.

About the Author

Ankit Prasad, an engineer driven by a passion for digital safety, founded SpyDrill to simplify cybersecurity. With a modest approach, Ankit shares insights on parental control and monitoring apps and effective protection measures. His aim is to empower users with practical knowledge, bridging the gap between technology and everyday understanding. An advocate for digital literacy, Ankit's commitment to demystifying cyber threats underscores his dedication to creating a safer online environment for all.

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