Facebook making strange noises? It's not just you! How to fix Meta's chirping bug

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As if Facebook didn't have enough annoying features as it is, the latest version of the Meta-made app is currently suffering from a bug that sees a strange 'chirping' noise happen while scrolling through your feed.

It's been driving iPhone users wild over the last few days, with many unsure if Facebook's new noise was a bug or a feature. Users can however be assured that the sound is an error, and that Meta are hastily working on a fix.

Meta's Communications Director, Andy Stone, addressed the temporary technical troubles for Facebook's iPhone app by reassuring users "It's not you, it's us!" Thankfully, the Facebook owner's acknowledgement of the issue means a solution shouldn't be too far off.

Thankfully, while we wait for Meta to deploy an update to solve the issue, there's a temporary solution available to save users from the chirping hellscape of their Facebook feeds. Read on for our quick and easy, four-step guide on how to stop Facebook from chirping.

How to stop Facebook 'chirping'

Step 1: Within the Facebook app, tap the Menu button (three horizontal stripes) found in the bottom right corner.

Step 2: Scroll down and select "Settings & Privacy."

Step 3: From here, tap "Settings" before scrolling further down and choosing "Media."

Step 4: In the Media tab, set the "In-App sound" toggle option to off.

That's all it takes! Just keep in mind this will disable all of your in-app sounds, so if you're typically reliant on Facebook's pings to draw your attention to notifications then you'll need to be a little more vigilant for the next short while.

Hopefully, Meta can patch its app up sharpish. However, in the meantime, these steps will grant your ears a respite from this niggling bug. 

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