In the frenzy of the holidays, you may have missed Google’s little gift to you: they have subscribed you to the Google Birthdays calendar – whether you want it or not. Now you will be notified of every single birthday that every single person in your G+ circles has – whether you want it or not. Oh, and they have made it nearly impossible to figure out how to delete or unsubscribe from the Birthday calendar. So, here is how to unsubscribe from the Google Birthdays Calendar.
In case you haven’t checked in there for a while, when you go to your Google calendar, you will see immediately that your calendar is now populated with countless birthdays of all of the people in your Google+ circles.
That is, of course, because Google has ‘helpfully’ added the Google Birthdays calendar to your Google calendar.
Gee, thanks, Google.
To get rid of the offending Birthdays calendar, follow these steps.
How to Delete the Google Birthdays Calendar
From your Google calendar page, click on the Settings icon, and select ‘Settings’:
Now click on ‘Calendars’:
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Part-way down the page, on the right, click on “Browse interesting calendars” (yes, that’s intuitive):
From the “Interesting calendars” page, click on “More” along the top:
This will bring you to a list of calenders that incudes the Google Birthdays calendar, from which you can now unsubscribe.
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