How to turn off Facebook Messenger notification sounds (Android, iOS)

How to turn off Facebook Messenger notification sounds (Android, iOS)
With over 1 billion monthly active users, Facebook Messenger is obviously one of the top messaging apps on Earth. It's so widely used that the default sound of receiving a Facebook message is often heard on the streets, in parks, cafes, and so on. Fortunately, if you don't like it, you can always turn off Messenger's notification sound on your smartphone, and we're now going to show you how to do it.


To disable Facebook Messenger notification sounds on Android, you'll first need to open the app. When the application is open, you have to tap on your small Facebook profile photo that's found in the top right corner of the screen - this reveals a settings menu where you'll see a Notifications & Sounds tab. 

Tapping on the Notifications & Sounds tab gets you to a sub-menu with multiple toggles, including a Sound one. Just tap on the Sound toggle to turn it off (it'll become grey instead of blue) and you're done. You will still receive notifications, but without any sound to bother you. Similarly, you can turn off vibrations, and even turn off notifications completely - this way, however, you won't know you have new messages unless you manually check by opening the Messenger app.

If you don't want to turn off Facebook Messenger's notification sounds, perhaps you'll want to know how to change them (in case you're annoyed by hearing the exact same sound again and again).


To disable Facebook Messenger notification sounds on iOS, the first step is - again - opening the app. Then, tap on Home -> Profile Icon (found in the top left corner) -> Notifications -> Notifications in Messenger -> Sound. That'll be all.



1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

That is more basic than learning the Alphabet Ms. Florin tbh

3. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I have a temporary work as a night tech support while I'm doing my thesis, and let me tell you, this stuff are too complex for some people. I had a customer calling telling me he is disconnected, I asked if his DSL LED on his modem is stable. here is what I got: it's stable, now it's off, it's on now, it's off again, oh it is stable now, it is off now. Dude could not comprehend it is BLINKING! the other woman wanted me to give her 700 MEGAWATTS OF INTERNET. there was this girl having her laptop's wifi switch on off, calling and complaining about why the ISP is not providing internet to her. JESUS...

2. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I came here hoping to see this solution: UNINSTALL MESSENGER

5. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

The first thing I uninstall or disable on my phones. It's by far the most intrusive, battery sucking piece of $hit along with the main fb app.


Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2017

Right.. All those above are useless now...... after long time looking how to turn this f***ing annoying in-app sounds in new updated messenger Ive found that the tiny contact icon in top right in a search bar is in fact a setting menu button (as opposed to usual 3bars [idiots] that take us to list of contacts) where you can find your own profile and all the settings including Notifications and sound... This is for android and works with latest messenger app as of today 23.04.17... I hope its an ui error and button next to search bar with a contact icon will take us to contacts and 3bar menu looking button in bottom right will take us to menu like it should be ! Anyway enjoy your conversations without utter annoyance...

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

On Android tap and hold finger on said notification - it will redirect you to notification settings for that application. Better yet do net even install this crap.

7. MartyvH

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

OK bellyache time for me: why can't the sound be changed in iOS to one of the other 15 sounds available in Android? What is the reason?

8. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Because Tim Cook says so. Any more questions?

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