We recently heard (pun intended) that Facebook was planning to introduce sound notifications to alert users whenever they had a new interaction (treading on some ancient AOL ground, aren’t we?), and today the feature was rolled out. The video below captures the magic at hand.
Now, whenever you get a notification of any kind, Facebook will be audibly letting you know. Before the inevitable backlash, know that there is indeed a way to turn it off.
Hit up your Facebook Settings and head to Notifications. The very first option should say “All notifications, sounds on.” Hit view, and uncheck the box. Done and done.