We are all used to the sound that occurs when we receive a chat message from someone on Facebook chat but most of us are not used to hearing a sound every time someone creates an interactive action on the social networking site, Facebook.
Late last year, Facebook began testing sound notifications and for some you may already be used to hearing a sound when a notification is received on Facebook; for the rest of us, we are now beginning to hear a lot of sounds coming from our speakers that stops us in our tracks of what we’re doing to uncover where the sound is coming from. Once it is figured that it is a notification sound from Facebook we cannot help but keep the volume up to be notified when one of our connections create a notification on Facebook.
Thus far, we have been notified visually and often check Facebook to see if anything new has occurred, or we have the notifications display on our smartphones, which can already be distracting enough. Now, we can save on the refresh button since Facebook has now enabled sound notifications, which will have us going to Facebook possibly even more than we already are.
Although it is a more effective way in allowing us remain informed in real-time to keep constantly connecting with our friends and family members and hearing our interactions can create a warm feeling for some it can become a little too much.
Here is how you can turn off sound notifications on Facebook:
To turn off notification sounds, go to your notifications settings and uncheck the box next to Play a sound when each new notification is received:
Click on your Account settings in the upper-right corner of any page on Facebook and select Account Settings
Click Notifications in the left column
Find the How you get notifications section
Click View next to On Facebook
Uncheck the box next to Play a sound when each new notification is received
Click Save Changes
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[Facebook Sound Notifications via Facebook Help]
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Erin Ryan is a writer for various blogs and a Social Media Promotional Director who has a keen understanding of the power of Social Media for business and fervently stays up-to-date with the Social Media Industry. Erin also enjoys scouring the web in search of useful and unique gadgets that keep us advancing in Technology. She likes to find and share infographics and Internet memes that can be enjoyed by you. You can connect with Erin Ryan on various Social Networks through her About.me Profile.
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