How to switch off birthday reminders in Windows 10

Since updating to Windows 10 I have been getting birthday updates popping up on my desktop which are pulled in from Facebook. With over a 1000 Facebook contacts you can imagine how irritating this can become.

If the same is happening to you and you would like to switch them off here is how.

First enter into the Windows 10 search box (bottom left next to the Windows key ‘Calendar’

This brings up the Windows Calendar app.

Unclick the ‘Birthday  calendar’ which is on the left hand side of the screen.

Windows 10 birthday calendar

That’s it – no more birthday alerts on your Windows 10 desktop.