With the advent of touch screens, developers have added haptic feedback to the keyboard of our devices, reproducing the sounds and vibrations when pressing keys, thus recreating the feeling of typing with a physical keyboard. This can be annoying for some people, especially if accompanied by the sounds they make when we are chatting.
Next, we will see how to turn off all sounds and vibrations on our Gboard or SwiftKey keyboard as well as the sound that WhatsApp, Telegram and the Messages app usually make by default when sending and receiving messages when we are in a conversation. , so as not to make noise while talking.
Remove keyboard sound and vibration
We start the tutorial with keyboards, and we will see how to remove sound and vibration in Gboard and Swiftkey, the two most popular keyboards, but in all Android keyboards the step to follow will be very similar, as these options are usually very noticeable in the keyboard settings.
In Gboard we have to go to Settings> Preferences. There, all you have to do is deactivate the ‘Sound when pressing the keys and’ Vibration when pressing the keys’ options. By disabling these two options, the keyboard will stop making noise when pressing its keys.
In Swiftkey, we have to go to Settings> Sound and vibration. There we need to turn off all sound and vibration volume options so that its keys don’t have that haptic response when typing.
On other keyboards, you’ll need to find where the sound and vibration settings are. In some versions of Android, we can find these settings directly from the system settings, in the “Sound and vibration” section, dedicating some options to the keyboard.
Remove sound when sending a message
Now that the keyboard does not make any more sounds, in this second part of the tutorial, we will see how to remove this sound that is played when we send a message with WhatsApp, Telegram and the Google Messages application, but as for keyboards, in In most messaging applications, the steps to turn off said sound are very similar.
In WhatsApp we have to go to Settings> Notifications and turn off the option “Conversation sounds”. In Telegram we have to go to Settings> Notifications & Sounds and turn off the option “Sounds in Chat”. In Google Messages, we need to go to Settings and turn off the option “Hear sounds of sent messages”.
With this option disabled, no sound will be played when sending a message, and we will not hear any sound when we receive a new message in the chat window that we currently have open.
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