A little birdie said that Facebook has a new sound that appears when scrolling on the app. The social media giant’s parent company, Meta, says the sound is part of a technical error.
“Hear a chirp when you scroll through your Facebook feed on your iPhone? It’s not you, it’s us! And it’s an unfortunate technical error that we’re fixing,” Andy Stone, director of communications from Meta, posted Tuesday morning.
Before the company offered clarification, some said the tweet was intended to make scrolling “more interactive,” according to data insights firm Distractify.
Meta’s accidental change didn’t garner all the positive responses.
“My sensory issues can’t handle this constant chirping problem” a user.
If you are experiencing the same problem, you may be wondering how to disable this feature.
- Start by opening the app’s Menu page by clicking the button at the bottom right of the Facebook app.
- Click the Settings button under the Settings & Privacy page.
- Click the Media button under the Preferences page.
- Under Sounds, turn off the In-App Sound button.
In addition to stopping the chirping feature, disabling the Sound button in the app will prevent users from hearing the sound played when they press the Like, Comment, and Share buttons.