Snapchat will only show the birthdays of users who have mentioned it on their profiles. The birthdays will get listed in the Birthdays Mini list as per dates or zodiacs. Although Facebook has often been criticised for its dysfunctional privacy standards, the social media giant reminds users of their friend’s birthdays which to many is a saving grace. Forgetful people get reminded of the birthdays of people on their friends’ lists through the app notifications. Now, Snapchat too will remind users of their friend’s birthdays. The photo-sharing app has launched a new feature called Birthdays Mini feature to keep track of their friend’s birthdays. Users can either choose to see the birthdays by tweaking the settings according to the date or by zodiac signs.
Snap Minis were launched last year. They are simplified versions of third-party apps that live within Snap’s Chat section. These apps are built with HTML and are designed to improve engagement among users by enabling them to perform a range of additional tasks without leaving the Snap app.
Snapchat will only show the birthdays of users who have mentioned it on their profiles. The birthdays will get listed in the Birthdays Mini list and the company has noted that it will not display the birth year or the age of the person. Users can also tweak settings to display hide in the app which will stop people on their friend list from seeing them and also their birthdays.
“Today we launched Birthdays Mini to make it fun and easy to remember and celebrate your Snapchat friends’ birthdays! You can enjoy personal greetings and birthday messages from your friends — all inside of Snapchat”, Snapchat said in a statement.
The Birthdays Mini feature is available to both Android and iOS users. To access the birthday mini-feature, follow the given steps:
–Open the Snapchat app.
— Select the chat of the person you want to add in Mini
— Select the rocket icon.
— Select Mini option.
— Select Birthdays.
Snapchat will show you whose birthday is the nearest. Alternatively, the feature can be accessed through the search bar in the app. Until now, Snapchat would indicate a user’s friend was celebrating their birthday through an emoji in their feed. The Birthday Mini feature also includes lens sharing, which allows users to unlock special themed lenses they can share with their friends. Users can also use these lenses in their stories seeing which others can swipe up to join the mini.