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Facebook testing sounds for notifications, seems like it would be really annoying

Facebook trialing playing a sound whenever a notification is received

By: Trace Hagan from Nov 9, 2012 @ 17:29 CST

Sean Ludwig, with VentureBeat, noticed a new feature that Facebook is testing because his profile is part of the small test group. The new "feature" is that Facebook plays a sound whenever you get a new notification. I know what you're thinking: they already do this--that's only on the mobile app version.

This trial run pings you whenever you receive a message or notification. Ludwig notes that it is a bit of a gamble leaving your Facebook open and your speakers on: "Will I hear a lot of pings for that new picture I posted, or will I hear nothing?" These sounds certainly have their place and some users may even like them.

Myself, since I receive a fair amount of notifications, none of which are life-threatening, would not like these constant pings. Luckily, they're simple to turn off. The same way you change around e-mail notifications and the like, you can turn off the sound that plays when you receive notifications:


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