How to Turn Off Facebook Sounds

How to turn off those annoying like button sounds and others on Facebook

What to Know

  • iOS and Android: Menu > gear icon > Preferences > Media > Sounds > toggle the In-App Sounds slider to off.
  • On some Android devices you may need to use this path: Menu > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Profile Settings > Notification Settings > Push > select Sounds.
  • Web/Desktop: Down arrow > Settings & privacy > Settings > Notifications > Browser, toggle sliders to off.

This article shows you how to turn off Facebook sound effects on both the iOS and Android app. We'll also show you how to turn notification sounds off on the Facebook web page.

How to Turn Sounds Off in the Mobile App

These steps will show you how to turn Facebook sounds off for iOS and Android devices on the Facebook app.

  1. From the Facebook app's main page, tap on the Menu icon.

  2. Tap on the gear icon in the top-right to open Settings.

    Steps to navigate to Settings in the Facebook app on an iPhone.
  3. Under Preferences, tap on Media.

  4. At the top of the page, under Sounds, tap on the slider to toggle In-App Sound off. You can also turn Videos Start With Sound to off to stop videos from auto playing.

    Adjusting sound notifications in the Facebook app on an iPhone.

    For some Android device you may need to tap the menu icon and then scroll down to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Profile Settings > Notification Settings > Push > select Sounds.

This will turn off any in-app sounds coming from the Facebook app on iOS.

How to Turn Off Sounds in the Desktop App or on the Web

The web version of Facebook has no sound effects besides when you get notifications. If you want to turn these distracting sounds off, here's how. Below, we show the steps for Facebook's site, but the desktop app looks nearly identical and follows the same steps.

  1. On Facebook, click on the down arrow in the top-right corner.

    Settings & privacy menu item under the main menu in Facebook account on the web.
  2. Go to Settings & privacy > Settings.

    Settings menu item under Settings & privacy n a Facebook account on the web.
  3. In the left-hand sidebar, select Notifications.

    Browser notifications settings in settings in a Facebook account on the web.
  4. Scroll all the way down to How You Get Notifications and open the Browser drop-down.

  5. Under Sounds, click on the sliders to disable playing a sound when a notification is received, and/or playing a sound when a message is received.

    Browser sound notifications settings in settings in a Facebook account on the web.

By turning these sounds off, Facebook notifications and messages sent to you are silenced.

How Do I Turn Off 'Like' Sounds?

The Facebook app plays a sound effect whenever you "like" someone's post or comment. This can get annoying after awhile. When you turn in-app sounds off using the steps above for mobile devices, this also turns off any sound effects from liking posts.

Can I Turn Off All of the Annoying Sounds?

Besides the like button, there are other sound effects on the Facebook app. If you find them irritating, you can turn off these sounds by following the steps above for the iOS and Android Facebook mobile app.

  • Why are my Facebook sounds so loud?

    Updates to the Messenger and Facebook apps may introduce glitches that make alerts and other sounds louder than usual. If turning down your device's volume doesn't solve the issue, check to see if a new version is available.

  • How do I change the Facebook notification sound?

    The Android version of Facebook lets you select a different tone for in-app notifications. Select the More menu (three lines) > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Notifications > Push (under Where you receive notifications) > Tone, and then select the alert sound you want.

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