For those who are tired of always hearing the usual sound for notifications from the applications of Facebook and Messenger on the smartphone know that it can ‘choose alternative notification sounds, so’ maybe if at home there is at least one other person who uses the same application will no longer have to wonder from which smartphone the sound started. You can also turn off the sound for certain types of notifications or for all in Facebook, while in Messenger you can turn off notifications for all conversations or even for just one or select chat.

In this guide we are going to explain, where possible, how to activate/deactivate the sounds of Facebook/Messenger messages and, where possible, how to change the sound for notifications in Facebook/Messenger.

How to enable or disable Messenger notifications

If you have an Apple device:

On Apple iPhone and iPad devices, powered by the iOS platform, to disable Messenger notifications for all conversations: from the Home touch the image of your profile at the top left and then tap ‘Notifications’ and then tap next to ‘Do not disturb’ and then choose how long to deactivate notifications.

If you want to deactivate notifications for a single conversation on iPhone or iPad, from the Home you must touch and hold a conversation, then press the ‘Disable sounds’ option and choose how long to deactivate notifications from that specific conversation.

If you have an Android device:

On devices powered by Android platform, no matter which version, to disable Messenger notification alerts for all conversations, from the Home, tap the image of your profile at the top right and tap ‘Notifications and sounds’ so it must be touched above ‘Yes’ to disable them and select how long you want to deactivate notifications.

To turn off notifications for a single conversation on an Android device, from the Home you have to tap and hold a conversation, then press ‘Disable notifications’ and then choose how long to deactivate notifications from that specific conversation.

How to change the sound of Messenger notifications

On devices powered by Android platform, no matter what version, to change the sound of Messenger notifications: from Home, tap the image of your profile at the top right and tap ‘Notifications and sounds’ then touched on’ Notification sound ‘to change sound between the default ones – you can not load a personal ringtone. It is possible to specify a specific sound for messages and one for free calls.

On iOS it is not possible to change the sound of Messenger notifications.

Regarding the change of sounds for app notifications on iOS devices, to know that there are only some apps whose sounds can be changed in the Settings area, you have to go into Settings> Sounds and, if you find the app for which you want to change the sound then you can press on the app name and then proceed with the choice of the sound you want, while if the app is not in the list is not possible. Not all iOS apps provide settings for editing sounds.

How to activate or deactivate Facebook notifications

If you have an Apple device:

On Apple iPhone and iPad devices, powered by iOS platform, to manage Facebook push notifications: tap the settings icon at the bottom right and then tap ‘Notifications’ and then choose the type of notification you want the app Facebook share (notifications of Faceook, email, birthday, activities of close friends, group posts and so on).

To completely block the push notifications on the iPhone or iPad you have to enter the phone settings, then tap ‘Notifications’ and then the ‘Facebook’ app, then turn off the ‘Allow notifications’ switch to turn off notifications (if it is green it means that they are active, gray that are deactivated).

If you have an Android device:

On devices powered by Android platform, no matter which version, to disable Facebook push notifications you have to touch the settings icon at the top right and then tap ‘Notification Settings’ and then choose the type of notifications you want Facebook app shares (Faceook notifications, emails, birthday, close friends’ activities, group posts and so on). To completely block push notifications on Android: you have to enter the phone settings, then tap ‘App’ and then ‘Manage App’ then ‘Facebook’ and ‘Notifications’ enable or disable notifications. Alternatively, you can open Facebook, tap the settings icon at the top right and then tap ‘Notification Settings’ and then select ‘Push’ and activate the ‘do not disturb’ option.

How to change the sound of Facebook notifications

On Android, to change the sound of push notifications you have to open Facebook, tap the settings icon at the top right and then tap ‘Notification Settings’ and then choose ‘Push’ and press ‘Tone’ and choose an alternative sound to the default one. It is also possible to choose whether to remove only the sound but leave the vibration for notifications or turn off both the sound and the vibration.

On iOS it is not possible to change the sound of Facebook notifications.



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