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Facebook Birthday Stories: How We Feel About Our Special Day

Here we look at Facebook Birthday Stories and how we feel about our special day

Facebook Birthday Stories: How We Feel About Our Special Day

Facebook has a new feature – they have launched “Birthday Stories”. And to commemorate this, they commissioned research with YouGov Galaxy to find out what we like most about their birthdays.

But first let’s take a look at Facebook’s new “Birthday Stories”. This feature allows users to add photos and videos to a friend’s or family member’s story on their birthday. They simply tap on the notification, shoot or upload a photo or short video, and an eye-catching birthday wish is instantly shared.

Facebook Birthday Stories

10 fun facts about how we feel about their birthday

The most popular ways Australians celebrate their friend’s birthday online is to send them a direct message (56%), posting on their Facebook wall (44%) and sharing a favourite memory with the friend (21%).

84% of Australians have something they love about their birthday. Most commonly the things that Aussies love most about their birthday are hearing from old friends and family (53%), getting presents (41%) and eating cake (34%).
Almost three quarters of Aussies (72%) say there is something that annoys them about their birthday.


Millennials (80%) are more likely than Gen X (72%) and Baby Boomers (69%) to say there is something that annoys them about their birthday. Most commonly what most annoys Australians about their birthday is getting older/feeling older (55%), getting too much attention (27%) and people forgetting it (23%). Almost half of all Australians (48%) admit they have felt lonely on their birthday.

The things that have helped Australians feel more connected on their birthday are calls from friends and family (74%), people posting on their Facebook wall (36%) and colleagues celebrating their birthday at work (24%).

More than three quarters of Australians (78%) say they have ways to ensure they remember people’s birthdays while 22% say they don’t do anything special and occasionally do forget.

Men (28%) are more likely than women (15%) to say they don’t do anything special and occasionally do forget.

42% of Australians remember people’s birthday because they are friends on Facebook and they get sent a notification when they are celebrating a birthday, 38% of Aussie’ put a calendar reminder in their phone for all the important people in their life and 24% of Australian’s transfer birthdays from their old wall calendar to their new calendar each year

Three quarters of Aussies who have forgotten a birthday (76%) say they took steps to make up for it. The remaining one in four people (24%) say they didn’t do anything to make up for forgetting the birthday.

The most common actions people take to make up for forgetting a birthday are to apologise profusely (62%) and to write them a special message in a card to say how much they really meant to them (35%). Three quarters of Australians (75%) admit that they have forgotten someone’s birthday with 31% saying they forgot completely and 44% that they initially forgot but then remembered the day after/after a few days.

  •   This study was conducted on the YouGov Galaxy online omnibus survey between 5-10 December, 2018
  •   The survey was conducted amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,076 Australians 18 years and older.
  •   Age, gender and region quotas were applied to the sample.
  •   Following the completion of interviewing, the data was weighted by age, gender and region to reflect the latest ABS population estimate.

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