How do I turn off Facebook sounds on Android and the iPhone?

Each time I buy a new smartphone and install Facebook on it, I immediately want to turn off the sounds that the app makes. I do not like hearing sounds each time I like someone's picture on Facebook, or when I leave a comment, etc. If you do not like Facebook's in-app sounds, read this tutorial to disable them. Our guide is both for iPhone, and Android users:

NOTE: First, we start with Facebook on Android. If you use an iPhone, scroll down to the second section of this tutorial.

How to stop Facebook app sounds on Android smartphones

Open the Facebook app on your Android smartphone and tap the Menu button on the top-right corner, which looks like three parallel lines.

Facebook for Android - Tap the Menu button

A long list of options is shown. Scroll down until you find Settings & Privacy and tap on this entry.

Facebook for Android - Go to Settings & Privacy

The menu extends with several entries. Tap Settings.

Facebook for Android - Tap Settings

In the list of Facebook settings, scroll down to Media and Contacts and tap on this entry.

Facebook for Android - Tap Media and Contacts

Now you find several switches that can be turned on and off. Tap the switch for "Sounds in the App" to turn off the Facebook sounds.

Facebook for Android - Disable Sounds in the App

You can now use the Facebook app on your Android smartphone and no longer hear sounds when you like something on your friends' walls or when you interact with the app.

How to stop Facebook app sounds on your iPhone

On your iPhone, open the Facebook app and tap on the Menu button on the bottom-right corner. This button looks like three parallel lines.

Facebook for iPhone - Tap the Menu button

Scroll down the list of available options until you find Settings & Privacy. Tap on this entry to expand it.

Facebook for iPhone - Go to Settings & Privacy

Tap the Settings entry in the list that opens.

Facebook for iPhone - Tap Settings

Scroll down the available Facebook settings, to the Media and Contacts section. There, tap the Sounds entry.

Facebook for iPhone - Tap Sounds

Turn the In-App Sound switch off.

Facebook for iPhone - Disable In-App Sounds

You can now resume using the Facebook app on your iPhone, without any annoying sounds.

How much do you dislike the in-app Facebook sounds?

The sounds of the Facebook app make you feel that you are playing a mobile game, not using an app for keeping in touch with people. Every time we install the app on any smartphone, we want to turn off the sounds after just a few seconds of use. Before closing this tutorial, tell us how much you dislike these in-app sounds, and why.