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Get birthday reminders on Nest displays

Nest Hub displays can help you celebrate birthdays by counting down the days to your birthday, as well as the birthdays of your friends and family. When the birthday of a home member or one of their contacts gets close, a daily countdown will appear on your display. To use the birthday countdown on your display, you’ll need to allow personal results. This feature is only available on devices set to English.

Note: With personal results on and set to “Always display proactively,” birthdays will be visible to anyone with access to your display. If you have Face Match turned on, your birthday countdown will only appear when your display recognizes you.

Birthday countdowns will occur for:

  • Yourself and any other home members associated with your display.
  • Any home member’s contacts from “Your people” in Assistant who have a birthday set.

Set or change birthdays

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. At the top right, tap your account and then Assistant settings and then You and then Your people.
  3. Tap the person who you want to set a birthday for.
  4. Near the top, tap Birthday.
  5. Choose a date.
  6. Tap OK and then Save

Note: You aren’t able to edit your own birthday in the Assistant settings. To change your birthday, go to your Google account

Remove birthdays

To remove birthday countdowns, you can remove each person’s birthday in your Assistant settings or prevent all birthday countdowns by turning off personal results for your display.

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. At the top right, tap your account and then Assistant settings and then You and then Your people.
  3. Tap the person whose birthday you want to remove.
  4. Next to their birthday, tap Remove .

Note: You aren’t able to remove your own birthday in the Assistant settings. To prevent your birthday countdown from showing on your display, you can hide it once it appears. 

Hide birthday countdowns

To hide a birthday, press and hold the notification, then tap Dismiss. You could also tap the countdown on your display and then Manage and then Hide birthday and then Hide. This will hide that person’s birthday countdown until next year.
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