How To Stop Facebook Chirping Sound Millions Of Users Have Been Affected By

There's a simple fix to prevent you from losing your mind...

Written byEric Blair
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If you’re one of the people who’ve been driven slightly mad by that new, very irritating chirping noise on Facebook, it turns out you’re not alone.

You may have noticed the platform has begun making a strange chirping sound as you scroll through the news feed recently, with many people reporting that they’ve been hearing the sound on repeat whilst browsing, with many asking: “What is it? And how do I make it stop!?”

While some reports have suggested that the noise magically appeared following the most recent update to keep the experience more interactive, that rumour has been officially quashed. 

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It actually seems that it’s just a technical issue. Posting on X, Meta's Andy Stone wrote: “Hearing a chirping noise while scrolling through your Facebook Feed on your iPhone? It’s not you, it’s us!

“And it’s an unfortunate technical error that we're in the process of fixing."

Fortunately, there's an easy way to turn it off in the meantime.

Here’s how you can turn it off

  1. Open the Facebook app on your phone and tap the three horizontal lines on the bottom right-hand corner. This should open up the menu.

  2. Scroll to ‘Settings & Privacy’ and tap ‘Settings’.

  3. Select ‘Media’ and under ‘Sounds’ turn the switch for ‘In-App Sounds’ to off.

  4. Sorted!

If you're a regular Facebook user, you might also want to check your settings for a separate issue.

Last month, some Facebook users were warned to check their settings over a new pop-up which requests their ‘link history’.

It reads: “Easily get back to recent links you’ve visited with your Facebook browsing activity now saved in one place.”

According to Meta: “Link history is a list of websites you’ve visited on Facebook Mobile Browser in the last 30 days.”

“You can choose to turn link history on or off at any time.” However, when link history is on, 'any links you’ve tapped inside of Facebook and visited in Facebook’s Mobile Browser will be saved here for 30 days'.

“Links visited in chats on Messenger are not saved to link history,” the company adds.

“Keep in mind that when link history is on, we may use link history information from Facebook’s Mobile Browser to improve your ads across Meta technologies.”

If you want to turn this link history off, all you need to do is follow these instructions.

First, tap any link inside the Facebook app to open Facebook’s Mobile Browser. Then, tap the three dots in the bottom right, before selecting Go To Settings.

To turn the history on, click Allow link history, followed by Allow, but if you want to turn it off, you'll need to tap Allow link history, followed by Don't Allow.

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