Facebook Audio Notifications Now Appearing In The Wild, We Show You How To Turn Them Off

Posted by on February 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm


While it was announced a few months ago, Facebook is now activating audio chimes with notifications on a standard web browser. I don’t hate it, it keeps me in the loop when Facebook gets lost amongst my many browser tabs, but with however many connected devices you own, it may get noisy to have an extra chime when Sally likes your photo or Uncle Doug replies with a diatribe. So, how do you shut it off? Let me show you.


Step 1: In the top right corner of your Facebook page, select the options tab (it may look like a sprocket) and select “Account Settings”.

Step 2: Select the Notifications tab on the left side.

Step 3: Under “How You Get Notifications”, there’s a section that says “On Facebook”. Click “View”.

Step 4: De-select “Play a sound when each new notification is received”, then select “Save Changes”.

Step 5: You are free.

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