Lately, there’s been a big push on social media to make you feel special on your birthday, and we gotta say, it’s a pretty sweet trend. Yesterday, Facebook launched their Birthday Cam, which allows you to record 15-second videos for your friends on their bdays. Snapchat also announced that they were launching a special feature for people turning a year older, and we have all the deets.


Snapchat’s update that launched today gives you access to two new birthday geolenses on your day of birth. Enabling the feature will also put a bday cake emoji next to your name on your special day with a prompt for your pal to “Double tap to Birthday Snap,” which will also activate the lenses and let them wish you a HBD.


All you have to do is download the latest version of the app, open it up and go to Settings (in case you don’t know how to get to Settings, from the camera view in Snapchat, tap on the little ghost icon at the top center. From there, select the Settings icon in the upper right hand corner). Input your bday and toggle the “Birthday Party” option on.

And get ready to party!

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