Here Come the Happy Birthday Twitter Messages

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Your Twitter profile has long showed other users when you joined Twitter – your Twitter birthday, if you will.

But now, for the first time, Twitter is letting you display your actual birthday on your profile.

Yes, Twitter has not had an option for listing birthdays until now. But hey, better late than never, right?

"To add your birth date to your Twitter profile, choose the “Edit profile” option on Your birth date is a completely optional part of your profile and you have full control over who can see it. The visibility setting for your birth year is separate from the setting for your birth month and day, giving you the flexibility to share as much (or as little) as you want," says Twitter.

We've become used to it over the years on Facebook, but now you must prepare yourselves for birthday messages on Twitter. Yes, people who would no idea when your birthday is otherwise are about to care.

Twitter is also birthday-ifying your profile on your special day with a bunch of floating balloons:

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#HBD, everyone. Your present? Better-targeted ads.

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf