How to Turn Off the ‘Chirping’ Sound in the Facebook App

In Short
  • Facebook has added a new 'chirping' audio with the latest update of the app.
  • The sound plays whenever you scroll down your newsfeed.
  • To disable it, just tap on the hamburger menu > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Media > Turn off toggle for Sounds in the app.

Facebook is not new to adding all sorts of bells and whistles to its app to improve the general user experience. But this time around, it has gone’s being a bit too literal by adding a “chirping” sound whenever you scroll down the newsfeed. So if you are not a fan of this scrolling sound and wish to turn it off on the Facebook app, keep reading as we show you how to do so in a few simple steps.

Facebook recently added a chirping tune within the app. The app plays a chirp-like audio every time you scroll down your newsfeed. It is added to improve the user experience by providing additional audio cues while swiping. The sound keeps you aware of each scroll. Perhaps it was added to help you reduce your screen time.

The audio is something I would expect to hear while receiving DMs on X (formerly Twitter). Early impressions show that not everyone is enjoying this change as it gets pretty obnoxious after a while. Thankfully, disabling it isn’t as much of a headache as the ‘chirping’ sound itself, and here’s how you can do it.

Turn Off Chirping Sound on Facebook iOS App

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap on the menu icon in the bottom navbar.
  2. Scroll down and go to Settings & Privacy -> Settings.
  1. Tap on the Media option under Preferences.
  2. Here, simply turn off the In-app sound toggle.

Turn Off Chirping Sound on Facebook Android App

The process on Android remains the same, it’s only the position of the menu icon that has changed here. Here are the steps:

  1. On Facebook, tap the hamburger menu in the top right corner.
  2. Head over to Settings & Privacy -> Settings.
  1. Tap on the Media option and turn off the Sounds in the app toggle.

Once the option is disabled, you won’t hear the scrolling sound anymore within the app. However, it will disable other audio cues as well.

This is how easy it is to turn off the scrolling chirping sound on Facebook. The feature seems to be an experimental approach and will take a while for users to get used to it. But if it is getting on your nerves, you can use the steps discussed above to disable it on your device. Hopefully, you found this guide helpful. If you have any further queries, let us know in the comments below.

Why Does the Facebook App Make a Sound Whenever I Scroll Down?

The reason you are hearing a sound while scrolling is because of a new feature added by Facebook. This new feature should play an audio cue to enrich and enhance the user experience.

How Can I Disable the Scrolling Sound on Facebook?

Turning off the scrolling audio on the Facebook app is quite easy. Just tap on the hamburger menu > Settings and Privacy> Settings > Media > Turn off the toggle for Sounds in the app.

How Do I Get the ‘Chirping’ Sound on My Facebook App?

If you want the ‘chirping’ audio on your Facebook app then update it to the latest version. As of writing this guide, it seems to be available for iOS users but it might soon roll out on other platforms as well.

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