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I use Skype on my Windows phone as well as on my tablet and various other devices. Only the Windows Phone variant lights up with a notification when it is someone's birthday. This is just not information I need about most of the people on my Skype list. Either I know (my mother) or I don't care (a business contact I had one call with once and have left in my contacts list.) The handful of people I speak to regularly but don't already know their birthdays is not enough for me to want this feature.

But I can't turn it off! I suspect I turned it off on my desktop and Metro versions of Skype, since they don't tell me. I don't see it as a setting on the phone though. Can it be turned off?

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If you send the message "/nobday" into any chat, it will disable birthday notifications for that entire client. Nothing will actually be sent to other party.

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    Will the person know I have started a chat with them? And don't want to know about their birthday? – Kate Gregory Oct 27 '15 at 15:28
  • Excellent question. I have clarified in the answer. – Joel Shea Oct 28 '15 at 10:27
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    I did this and Skype replied Birthday notifications disabled which is a very good sign. The person I chose says they didn't get any kind of message from me, also a good sign. – Kate Gregory Oct 28 '15 at 10:30

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