As we’ve been tracking since March, Google Contacts is now rolling out birthday notifications and encouraging users to add that information.
If birthday notifications are live on your device, opening the Options tab in Google Contact will show an “Add birthdays” card under the For You section: “Save your contacts’ birthdays to see them on your birthday calendar, and get helpful tips here and on Google services.”
Tapping “Add Birthdays” brings you to a list UI optimized for quick, bulk date entry. A cake icon appears next to people who don’t have a birthday, and you can add that information by swiping between the month, day, and year. It is not clear how to return to this interface after removing the card.
Meanwhile, once this feature is enabled, you can open an individual contact and go to the overflow menu where you’ll find the new “Add Birthday Notification” option.
This is not yet widespread Version 4.7.26.x. This follows Google Contacts, which last month added Personal and Favorite Contacts home screen widgets.
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