If you have been plagued by beeping sounds while on Facebook, you have probably asked yourself what is going on and how to turn those sounds off when you are on the social networking site. Facebook is currently rolling out a new notification feature that plays a sound every time you receive a new notification. If you receive a couple a day, that is probably not such an issue for you, but if you receive hundreds, you probably want to block those sounds from playing before you go mad.
Thankfully though it is relatively easy to turn off the sound notification feature, provided that you know where to look for it in Facebook's settings. Let me walk you through the process.
Once you have made the change you should not notice any more beeps while on the site. Note that the feature is still rolling out so that you may have noticed sound notifications yet on the website.
There is a second setting for chat sounds and I can't really say if the new setting is just a duplicate of it, or if it covers other notifications on Facebook as well. When you open the chat window on Facbeook, you see a settings button on the top right. When you click on it, you see the chat sounds entry at the top. If it is checked, sound notifications are turned on for Facebook Chat.
Just click on the item to turn them off here as well to block these sounds from annoying the hell out of you. (via)
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