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New Chrome Extension Rings an Alarm for New Facebook Notifications

What’s that horrendous sound? Why, it’s an alarm telling you that there are new Facebook notifications waiting to be read!

Personally, I can’t think of anything worse than audible aggravation from the world’s largest social network – though that’s largely because most of the notifications I get are spammy invites.

Audible Alarm for Facebook

Audible Alarm for Facebook

But I’m happy to concede that for many folks, maybe even for some of you reading this, keeping abreast of Facebook action is an addictive pastime.

Notification Sounds for Facebook is a free extension for Google Chrome that sounds a beep every-time you get a new notification on Facebook – regardless of whether you’re looking at Facebook or not.

If you’ve just posted some exciting news, event invite, photo, or are looking for social approval on your sudden change in relationship status, this extension will let you mill around on other sites without needing to continually check your Facebook tab to see if anyone’s noticed.

The drawbacks are that a) you have to keep Facebook open for it to work, and b) you have to add a special ‘bookmarklet’ to your Bookmarks Bar before it will work.

But if none of that sounds like too much fuss you can grab the add-on from the Google Chrome Web Store by hitting the link below.

 Notification Sounds for Facebook Extension

  • Kleverson Royther

    Isn’t this native to Facebook already? I’m in Firefox and I get the notification sounds without an extensin…

    • Joey-Elijah Sneddon

      Do you have the Facebook + Firefox integration stuff enabled? Also, don’t confuse this with the ‘chat notification’ pop.

      • Kleverson Royther

        Yes, the Facebook Messenger for Firefox, but in my father’s Firefox (without the Facebook Messenger) I logged into Facebook from a Private Window and I still got the sounds for notifications (it really isn’t the chat sound, it’s different)

    • Farran Lee

      Yes – or at least, it was. They were testing it a short while back with a small percentage of users. I had it for a bit, and it was the most annoying thing in the universe. It appears to have gone now (for me) though.

      • Kleverson Royther

        I have it and quite like it.

        • Javier Bastardo

          Me too!