How to Change Facebook Messenger Notification Sounds on iPhone and Android

Packed with a ton of super cool features, Facebook Messenger is one of the most loved messaging apps across platforms. One of my favorite features about this app is the wide range of customization including the ability to change message notification sounds. Thanks to a pretty impressive sound collection, Messenger allows you to choose from several fun-loving options such as Pop Ding, Percolate, Gem, and more. Sounds interesting? Follow along to learn how it works: 

Customize Facebook Messenger Notification Sounds on iPhone and Android (Quick Guide)

First and foremost, I would recommend you update the Facebook Messenger app. If you haven’t updated the messaging app for a while, make sure to do it beforehand. 

  • On iOS, open the App Store -> find the Facebook Messenger app and update it as usual. 
  • On Android, head over to the Google Play Store -> go to the Updates section -> find the Facebook Messenger app, and then update the app. 

Step 1. Once you have updated the Facebook Messenger app, open it. 

Step 2. Now, tap on the triple-lines menu at the top left corner of the screen. 

Tap on menu in Facebook Messenger

Step 3. Next, tap on the Settings icon at the top right corner of the screen. 

Step 4. Next up, tap on Notifications & sounds.

Notification and Sounds

Step 5. Under the Notification sounds section, tap on Text Tone

Step 6. On this screen, you should see several notification sounds including 

  • Bird
  • Blip
  • Gem
  • Whirl
  • Percolate
  • Pop Ding
  • Pop Swing

Finally, select the desired notification sound and you are good to go!

Change Facebook Messenger Notification Sounds on iPhone and Android

That’s all there is to it! So, that’s how you easily customize the Facebook Messenger notification sounds on your iPhone or Android device. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Facebook Messenger better than Apple Messages?

While there is no doubt that the Apple Messages app is better than Facebook Messenger, the former is restricted to just Apple devices. That means you can’t rely on Apple Messages to let you communicate with everyone including those who use non-Apple devices. However, that’s not the case with Messenger, which is why it’s more popular than Apple’s offering.

2. Why is my Facebook Messenger not working?

There are multiple reasons why Facebook Messenger either stops working or faces a number of issues. Some of the biggest culprits of the issues are outdated versions, ill-functioning servers, and software glitches.

3. What is the point of a secret conversation on Messenger?

Facebook’s secret conversation is designed to shield the privacy of your personal messages. When enabled, it lets you chat with your friend in an encrypted space ensuring no one, not even Facebook can view your conversation. That’s why it is a great feature for privacy-conscious folks.

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