Never miss a birthday again with orkut birthdays on Google Calendar

Monday, March 16, 2009 | 3:00 PM

Upcoming Birthdays is one of the most popular features we've added to orkut, but we recognize that it doesn't always give you all the information you need. It's great to know about birthdays coming up in the next couple weeks, but sometimes it's also important to see the birthdays that have already passed and the ones coming further down the line.

Now, in conjunction with Google Calendar, you can see all of your orkut friend's birthdays for the whole year.

If you've already used Google Calendar before, you will shortly see a link (right below the "upcoming birthdays" section) where you can add your orkut friends' birthdays to your Google calendar.

Once you've added your orkut birthday calendar to Google Calendar, you can navigate forward and backwards through time to see whose birthday is coming up and any birthdays you might have missed.

Just be sure to pay extra attention to your friends with birthdays on holidays on weekends- they tend not to get as many 'happy birthday' scraps as everyone else :-(.

Not using Google Calendar yet? Check out the Google Calendar website to learn more about what it offers and to get started.

Posted by Scott Kirkwood, Software Engineer.