Stop Facebook from Flooding Your Google Calendar with Birthday Notifications

If you use Google Calendar on your Android smartphone like I do on the Samsung Galaxy S3 and have been victim to Facebook making a mess of your Calendar more than once, here’s a fix. Buried in the depths of obscurity is a Facebook Birthday notification feature that is the root cause of randomly corrupting my Calendar. Before this solution I have had to uninstall/reinstall Facebook app — it had happened numerous times since I got the phone. At the same time I have Google Calendar and Facebook app installed on the iPad 2 and have never seen this happen so I got curious and began comparing setting after setting until I came across the Mobile Push setting.

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A common reaction to this problem is to disable Facebook Sync — this does not work!

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What finally worked — uncheck Birthday Reminder option that’s buried under several menu settingsFacebook-Android-1

Go to Account Settings

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While I was here earlier, I also unchecked Gifts, Activity You’ve Missed and Application Invites .

4 thoughts on “Stop Facebook from Flooding Your Google Calendar with Birthday Notifications

  1. Alternatively, you can just go to the S Planner (for Samsung devices), click on menu soft key, choose Calendars -> Display and uncheck those that you dont want to see. Give it a try :)

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