How does Snapchat know when I was born? How to set up an astrological profile


How does Snapchat know so much about your birthday!? (Picture: Getty)

Whenever you sign up to a social media platform – be it Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – you are expected to provide some details about yourself.

This might be your occupation, your hometown, email address, gender and maybe even your birthday.

But some Snapchat users have recently discovered that the app may know a little bit more about their birthday than originally thought, with some people surprised to find that the app can tell you the exact time and place you were born.

Just how has Snapchat managed to come by this information, and is it part of an astrology feature?

How does Snapchat know when I was born – and the time?

The exact birth details are a part of an astrology feature on the Snapchat app (Picture: Getty)

Many users have taken to Twitter to express their confusion over the Snapchat birthday information, with many wondering where the social media app could have gotten such exact details.

So, where did Snapchat get that information? To cut a long story short: you told them.

These details are a part of a feature called ‘astrological profiles’ that came to the app in 2020.

In order for the astrological profile to work, Snapchat needs information about you to build the profile, complete with a daily horoscope and details about your sun, moon and rising signs.

It can only get this information from you agreeing to enter it into the app, something users likely did during an update that they may have simply forgotten about.

How to set up your astrological profile on Snapchat?

Snapchat can provide you with daily horoscope updates (Picture: Getty)

If you can’t see your astrological profile on your Snapchat, it is likely that you haven’t set it up yet.

You will need the latest version of the app to view it, so make sure there aren’t any updates you need to do before following these steps:

  • Open Snapchat and tap your profile icon in the top left corner.
  • Undernearth your name, tap the purple zodiac sumbol.
  • You will be asked to enter information on your place and time of birth – once you’ve entered the correct details hit ‘Complete’.
  • To read your astrological profil, just tap the zodiac again and voila. You can then swipe from left to right to read through it, as well as swipe up to find out more about different aspects of your astrological profile.

How to see friends’ birthcharts on Snapchat

One aspect of the astrological profile feature is that you can compare astrological profiles with your friends.

Once again, you can only see your friends profiles if they have an up to date version of the app that includes the astrology feature.

If they do have their own astrological profile, then all you have to do is follow these simple steps to compare your profiles:

  • Go to your jmessages and click on your friends Bitmoji head.
  • Click on their highlighted zodiac sign next to their snap score.
  • Click on ‘view astrological compatibility’,

From there you can see how compatible you and your friends are depending on your astrological signs – but try not to read too much into it if you score low!


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