Remove google+ birthdays from your calendar

Google Calendar

Google calendar can be a very useful part of the gmail suite, especially for anyone who wants to manage mail and calendar on several devices. For more details see Google’s introduction here, but there are some great advantages like sharing other’s calendars and having several calendars for different purposes (home and work for example).

Removing the Birthday Calendar

Recently google has dumped another calender in your view, and it has the birthdays of any of your google or google+ contacts who have recorded their birthdays. I don’t want this and here is the trick to remove them:

  • calendar view
  • Settings > Calendars tab > ‘Browse Interesting Calendars’ > More tab > Birthdays – Unsubscribe
  • return to calendar

With thanks to n21Brown on google help forums for pointing that out to me.