Notification sounds!

Is there a way to add sound effect when there’s new notification on inactive page?
Fun fact - sounds are very powerful tool to develop user addiction! :smile: Science dudes says that people gets dopamine release when they hear sound of new incoming message. Brain reacts on it as on reward. This specially works great on kids! :laughing: So whaddya say, let’s turn some kids into dopamine junkies while they’re young, as they do in tobacco industry?


If it was optional it might be a good idea.

At home I don’t care if there are beeps, buzzes, or Bohemian Rhapsody coming out of the speakers.

But for those in quieter places - school, library, work etc. the dopamine rush they get might not be from pleasure.

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This is probably plugin territory. I’m personally not fond of any sounds since they interfere with my youtube habits. Especially when I have it cranked up due to listening to a soft-spoken video and then hear a massively-loud ding that scares me into the ceiling.

I DO however suggest Google chrome notifications. I know NodeBB has that option. But again, probably plugin material.

That would be from adrenaline. Dopamine, if they have ADD, heh.

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It should be very soft sound like in Skype, not loud and annoying one like in ICQ. I like sound on, it doesn’t explode your ears even if your volume is high.


+1 for making it optional.

Personally, I hate unnecessary sounds, and far from getting me addicted to a site, they’d be far more likely to drive me away for ever if I had no obvious way to disable them.

is there any chance this feature becomes alive? especially with great experience of discourse for mobile and with previous works on the feature.


I am groaning quite a lot at this, I get that some people like this but noise can be so so distracting and evil.

I am not :fire: against adding this as an option default off… but … groan groan groan at wanting to add this. If we have a few customers nag as for this I guess we will add it to the roadmap.


you are right, a sound for every notification can be really distracting!

but what about a once-twice beep on a daily basis? something like the digest email which works great for desktop users:

once a day mobile-user hears a sound saying discourse! which reminds him that today he hasn’t gone to the forum. it is optional and the timing of the beep can also be tuned by the user himself.