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How to disable the annoying sounds in the Facebook app

Facebook recently rolled out an update for iOS and Android users, adding some downright annoying sounds. Here's how you can disable them.

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For reasons that are unclear to anyone outside of Facebook, the iOS and Android apps recently started making a ton of noise. You may have noticed the new sound effects in the last few days when you refresh your feed or leave a comment on a post. It's annoying, and completely unnecessary.

Thankfully, you can disable the in-app sounds in a matter of seconds.

Disable on iOS

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On your iOS device, tap on the More button, then scroll to the bottom of the list of options and tap on Settings. Next, select Sounds from the list of options, and slide the switch for In-App Sounds to the off position.

Disable on Android

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On an Android device, tap on the three-lined icon along the top of the screen. Scroll down until you find App Settings and select it. Tap on the Sounds line to turn them off.

That wasn't so hard, now was it?