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Facebook tests system that beeps when someone writes on your wall
Washington, November 12, 2012
First Published: 15:30 IST(12/11/2012)
Last Updated: 10:56 IST(13/11/2012)
A file photo shows an illustration made with figurines set up in front of Facebook's homepage. AFP/Joel Sage

Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly testing a new feature that emits a ping sound when a user writes on your Timeline, sends you a message or invites you to an event.

"We are currently testing a sound with notifications," a Facebook spokesperson said.

"It's only testing with a small percentage of people and it can be controlled from the Account Settings page," the spokesperson added.

According to Mashable, the test was first spotted by a VentureBeat reporter whose profile page was among the test audience.

The writer posted a video and noted he "hates" it already.

We can assume many others will not be pleased to hear a constant stream of sound alerts , the report said.

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