Change the Message sounds when you send a message

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Lounge vibes 05, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Lounge vibes 05 macrumors member

    May 30, 2016
    I am a person who loves to customize things to my liking, and I do not like being forced to use things. The sound when you send a message in Messages (that little WOOOOO that goes up in tone) or when you have the chat open and you receive a message (the WOOOO sound going down in tone. Is there any system file I can replace with my own, and have it make that sound when I send or receive message? It would really help me.
  2. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    1. Right-click on Messages app and select "Show Package Contents"
    2. Open the "Contents" folder
    3. Open the "Resources" folder
    4. Everything in the "Resources" folder that ends in .aiff is a sound file. As long as you name your new/preferred sound exactly the same as the one you're replacing it should work—though I don't guarantee it.
    PS: I really don't recommend messing around like this unless you know what you're doing. To point out the obvious: make a backup of the app first.
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    ...And be prepared to redo the steps after any OS updates, the changes will likely revert.

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