How do I turn off the like button sound on Facebook Android?

On Facebook, the ‘like’ feature allows users to show approval and engage with posts, photos, videos, comments, and other content shared on the platform. When you press the ‘like’ icon (a thumbs up), it turns blue and makes a distinct notification sound.

This audible ‘like’ confirmation has become iconic on Facebook. However, some users wish to turn it off for privacy, focus, or personal preference – especially on mobile devices. On Android, it is possible to mute or customize this sound through your notification settings.

This article explains how to turn off the ‘like’ button sound on Facebook’s Android app. We’ll cover what triggers the sound, how notification preferences work, and step-by-step instructions to disable, mute, or customize the ‘like’ audio.

What is the Like Button Sound?

The Facebook like button sound is a subtle audio notification that plays when you tap the Like button on a post or comment in the Facebook app on Android. This audible feedback lets you know your like has been registered.

The like button sound is a short chime or ding noise that occurs as soon as you tap the button. According to this article, the sound effect for liking something on Facebook was introduced sometime around 2020.

The chime is fairly quiet and innocuous. However, some Facebook users find it annoying or unnecessary. Luckily, it can be disabled if you prefer to like posts silently.

When Does the Sound Play?

The Facebook like button sound plays when you tap the Like button on a post or comment in the Facebook app. Specifically, it provides an audible confirmation when you like something on Facebook (source:

So whenever you press the thumbs up icon to like a Facebook post or comment from your friends, Page you follow, or Group you’re in, you’ll hear the subtle like button sound effect.

It doesn’t play for every single like, but seems to be triggered randomly. The sound doesn’t play when you double tap a post to like it.

The like button sound effect plays on both iOS and Android, so all Facebook users will experience it at times when liking content in the app.

Default Setting for the Sound

The like button sound effect is enabled by default when you install the Facebook app for Android. This means that whenever you tap the like button, a sound will play automatically without any additional configuration needed. The default setting has the like button sound turned on.

According to this source, the like button sound is enabled by default on both iOS and Android versions of the Facebook app. Users do not have to manually enable the sound in order for it to play when liking content.

Some users find the default setting with the sound on annoying or disruptive, especially if they are frequently tapping the like button. Fortunately, the sound can be disabled fairly easily through the Facebook app’s settings.

How to Mute Notifications in App Settings

One way to turn off the like button sound on Facebook for Android is by muting notifications in the app settings. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your Android device.
  2. Tap the three line menu button in the top right corner.
  3. Select “Settings & Privacy” from the menu.
  4. Tap “Settings” on the next screen.
  5. Under “Preferences”, tap “Notifications”.
  6. Toggle “Vibrate” and “Sound” off. This will mute all notification sounds.

By muting sound and vibration under the notifications settings, you will disable the like button sound. You can also customize tones for specific notification types here.


Turning Off Specific Notification Sounds

You can turn off the sound for specific notification types in the Notification Settings. To do this:

1. Open the Facebook app and tap on the three-line menu icon in the top right corner.

2. Select “Settings & Privacy” then tap on “Settings”.

3. Scroll down and tap on “Notifications”.

4. Tap on a notification type like “Likes” or “Comments”.

5. Toggle off the “Sound” switch for that notification type.

This will disable the sound for only that specific notification type. The sound for other notifications will still be enabled. So for example, you can turn off the sound for Likes but keep the sound for Friend Requests.

To disable the like button sound specifically, locate “Likes” under notification types and toggle off the Sound switch.

You can customize the sound setting for each notification type in Facebook this way.

Disabling the Like Button Sound

The easiest way to turn off just the like button sound is to go into your notification settings and disable sound for Facebook likes. Here are the steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.

2. Tap “Apps & notifications”.

3. Select “Notifications”.

4. Find Facebook in the list and tap on it.

5. Tap “Sound” and select “None” to mute sound for Facebook likes.

Now when you get new likes, your phone will no longer make a sound. You can still get visual notifications, but the audio will be muted. This allows you to turn off just the like button sound specifically while leaving other Facebook sounds and notifications enabled.

For more details on these steps, see the Facebook Help Center guide on managing notification settings:

Customizing Notification Sounds

One way to handle the like button sound is to keep notifications turned on but change the notification sound to something less disruptive.
The Facebook app for Android allows you to customize notification sounds so you can pick a different sound for each notification type.

To change the notification sound on Android:

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap the three-line menu icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings.
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. Under Notification Sounds, tap Likes.
  5. Select one of the available notification sounds or tap Add Sound to use your own audio file.

This will change the sound that plays when you receive new likes. You can customize the notification sound for comments, shares, and other Facebook notifications in the same way. Picking a less disruptive sound can be a good compromise if you don’t want to mute likes completely but find the default sound too distracting.


Using Do Not Disturb to Mute

Another way to mute the like button sound on Facebook for Android is to enable Do Not Disturb mode. This will silence all notifications from the Facebook app for a set period of time.

To enable Do Not Disturb:

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap on the menu (three line icon) in the top right.
  2. Select “Settings & Privacy”.
  3. Tap on “Notifications”.
  4. Toggle on “Do Not Disturb”.

You can choose how long you want Do Not Disturb enabled for – either 30 minutes, 1 hour, 4 hours, or until you turn it off manually. This will mute all notification sounds from Facebook until the selected time period ends or you turn it off.

Enabling Do Not Disturb is useful if you want to briefly mute Facebook notifications for a meeting, event, or if you just want some quiet time. It provides a simple on/off switch to mute the like button sound and all other Facebook notification sounds.


To disable the Facebook like button sound on your Android device, you’ll first want to open the Facebook app and go to Settings > Notifications > Sound. Here you can toggle off the “Likes” sound specifically. Alternatively, in your main device Settings, go to Apps & notifications > Facebook > Notifications and customize notification sounds and vibrations. The most comprehensive way to mute Facebook sounds is to turn on Do Not Disturb mode on your phone.

Customizing your notification sounds allows you to choose a less intrusive alert for likes and comments or turn them off entirely. Just remember that fully silencing Facebook notifications means you’ll need to manually check the app more frequently. Finding the right balance for your preferences and habits is key. Hopefully the steps outlined above provide the control you need over Facebook’s audible alerts without missing out on important notifications.

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