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Schedule 'happy birthday' posts to Facebook friends

Instead of forgetting to post a "happy birthday" message to friends and family, let this app schedule the messages for you.

Nobody likes to be that person who forgets a friend's birthday.

Facebook is great for avoiding awkward moments like these, but sometimes having a notice on Facebook about a birthday isn't enough. After all, getting a daily reminder of your brother's birthday a week in advance might make you forget about it by the time his big day arrives; or you may not even log on to Facebook to see the reminder. Luckily for Android users, there's an app that can post a birthday message for your Facebook friends automatically. So if you forget, or just get busy and don't get to it, your friends won't feel forgotten. Here's how to set it up.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 1: Download Birthday Scheduler for Fb Lite from the Android Market.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 2: On the first run of the app, you will have to enter your Facebook credentials and allow the app access to your Friend List.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 3: For each friend you'd like to set up this service for, click the + symbol next to the name.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 4: Click on the pencil icon to open the customization options for that friend.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 5: Enter a custom message and set the time you want the app to post your birthday wish.

It's worth noting that messages posted from the free version of the app will be marked as being posted from said app. Because of this, your observant friends may be skeptical about the sincerity of your birthday wishes. You can get around the app's tag on your post by paying for the pro version. If you want to dodge their skepticism without paying for the pro version, you can also say that you at least thought of them to schedule the message in the first place. Of course, this still doesn't beat remembering their birthday and posting a birthday greeting manually.