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Never Forget Another Birthday With The Help Of Facebook

You know how it is. You get so caught up in life that sometimes you forget someone’s birthday. You didn’t mean to and you’ll grovel for forgiveness. But wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t forget it in the first place? Facebook has a feature that allows you to export your friends’ birthdays (provided they’ve listed it in their profile) and easily upload it to Apple iCal, Microsoft Outlook, and Google Calendar. It takes less than two minutes and will save you tons of embarrassing moments later on.

Here’s how you do it:

1. Login to Facebook and click Home in upper right corner.

2. In left nav click on Events and then click the down arrow and select Birthdays.  (Or just click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/birthdays).  This limits the events to just birthdays.

3. From there, click on down arrow and select Export Birthdays

4. When you click on Export Birthdays you will be presented with this dialog box which will give you your own personal URL to export your friends’ birthdays into your calendar.

You can also export all events in Step 2 above by clicking on Export Events, rather than Birthdays. There you have it! Now you can rest a little easier and it may just give you an excuse to connect with Mom and Dad.

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About Tracy Sestili

Tracy Sestili is CEO and Chief blogger at Social Strand Media. She is also the author of Taking Your Brand from the Bench to the Playing Field -- Social Media Fundamentals for Business.