I have discussed in several older articles that I love customization. I never use default sounds, backgrounds or notifications for pretty much anything. Facebook is not an exception. The default sounds annoy me and made me constantly check my phone if I was near another person whose notifications sounded off. When you are in a crowd of people who all use Facebook… you can see where I am going with this. Annoying, right?
Thankfully, you can easily change all of these various notification sounds without having to install any third-party apps on my Android device. Everything is found within either Facebook or Messenger settings, and I am here to show you how it’s done!
Change the Facebook Notification Sound
Open up your Facebook app and tap those three little horizontal (side-to-side) lines at the top-right of the page, Scroll down and tap on “Settings and Privacy” and then on “Settings”.
Now, scroll down to select “Notifications,” and then choose “Notification Settings”.
Scroll to the bottom of this page where you see “Where You Receive Notifications”. You will see it gives you three options: Push, Email and SMS. Tap on “Push”.
On this next screen, tap that next-to-last option: “Tone”.
This opens up the list of sounds you can choose from. Tap on each one in turn to decide which one you like best and then tap on “OK”. This will change your default notification sound for Facebook.
Change the Default Message Tone in Facebook Messenger
Open up the “Settings” app on your phone. Scroll down and tap to open up the “Notifications” area. When all of your apps have loaded, choose “Messenger”. Under the actual “Notifications” area here, tap on “Chats and Calls” first.
You will now see a couple of options. The first one – “Importance”, allows you to decide if you wish calls and chats to pop up on your screen, make noise and so forth. The second option is the one we are looking for, so go ahead and open up “Sound”.
Once again, you will be presented with a list of sound options to listen to and make a selection from. Once you have highlighted the circle next to the sound you wish to use, simply click on the “Back arrow” at the top-left of this screen, and the sound is saved.
You can now go back to the main “Notifications” screen and follow the same process to change the notification sound for group chats if you wish.
Change the Default Sound When Receiving a Call on Messenger
You can also change that annoying “ring” sound that you hear when receiving a call on Facebook Messenger. Head back into your “Settings” again, tap once more on “Notifications” and then choose that “Messenger” app again.
This time, you are going to select “Other”, click on “Sound” and choose one last time from that pop-up list.
What other things are you unsure of how to do or change on Facebook or its Messenger app? I’m always happy to try and help.