I've noticed when I receive messages in the Messages app in El Capitan, it plays the "Chime" sound from iOS 9.

I recall that in the previous version of OSX, or perhaps the one before it, the incoming Messages notification sound was simply a different pitched variant of the "send" message sound.

How can I restore it to the original Messages sound from the older versions of OSX?

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Mine's always just gone 'ping' so I don't know precisely which sound you mean

  • Thanks, but I've seen these. There is a zip file out there with the "old" sounds (I guess Mavericks and before), but placing them into the /System sounds folder requires disabling SIP, and that doesn't seem like a very good thing to do, just to replace a sound. It's a shame Messages (or OSX) won't just let you use custom .aiff sounds.
    – rcd
    Dec 23, 2015 at 21:03

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