Fact Check: The New Facebook 'Like' Button Sound Is NOT A Thing -- The Memes Are A Practical Joke

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  • by: Sarah Thompson
Fact Check: The New Facebook 'Like' Button Sound Is NOT A Thing -- The Memes Are A Practical Joke Joke Meme

Did Facebook add a new feature, a funny sound that is triggered by clicking the "like" button? No, that's not true: Memes suggesting that the new Facebook like button makes a sound so funny that people will laugh out loud are a practical joke. There is no new Facebook like button sound, this is just a way to trick people into liking a post, potentially boosting engagement for the post or the page.

The memes began to appear in mid-July 2023. There are many versions of this meme, some appear to be custom made to match the theme of the page posting the meme. One example was posted by the page Zodiac Esports on July 21, 2023. It was captioned:

Made my day!

The text captioning on the meme reads:


This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:


(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon Jul 24 20:55:20 2023 UTC)

There is no new Facebook like button sound, it's just a joke. At the time of this article's writing, the top story in the Meta newsroom was introducing a new app called Threads, posted on July 5, 2023. There is no announcement about any changes to Facebook's like button.

The composite image below shows a variety of the memes playing off this theme.


(Source: Lead Stories composite image made with Facebook screenshots taken on Mon Jul 24 20:55:20 2023 UTC)

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  Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson lives with her family and pets on a small farm in Indiana. She founded a Facebook page and a blog called “Exploiting the Niche” in 2017 to help others learn about manipulative tactics and avoid scams on social media. Since then she has collaborated with journalists in the USA, Canada and Australia and since December 2019 she works as a Social Media Authenticity Analyst at Lead Stories.


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