Tuesday , June 5 2018

You can disable or enable sounds on Facebook’s Android app

facebook1_1If you’ve used Facebook recently, you’ve probably noticed a rather annoying new addition included in a recent update — the Facebook app for Android makes a whole lot of weird noises when you interact with its user interface elements. If you haven’t, open the app now and have a listen, chances are they’re there, unless you’ve turned them off.

The good news is, you can turn those annoying sounds off and have Facebook behave the way it should; being nice and quiet when you’re trying to browse discretely. The process is simple:

Obviously, you follow the same process if you want to enable the sounds (if for some reason you want them back). You can, if you wish, chance the notification sound as well. Instead of opening App Settings (in step 2), scroll a little further to ‘Notification ringtone’, and select a more pleasing tone, and bingo, you’re done!

Have you tried the new Facebook update, and do the sounds annoy you as much as they do us?

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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