Disable Video automatically playing on Facebook – Here’s how to

Recently, while surfing through my Facebook account on a new laptop, I discovered videos were automatically playing without me clicking the play button.

I mean, scrolling through my fb news feed and stumbling on a shared video, the video will automatically start playing with no sound. If i want to listen to what the video is saying, I would have to manually click the sound button.

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At first, I thought it could be just a coincidence owing to the fact that when surfing through my account on the previous laptop, it doesn’t perform that way hence I decided to stay cool.

This kept happening on every videos and everyday I log into my account because my friends share quite a lot of videos which in turn, was consuming a lot of data. This was becoming quite uncomfortable because I am not on an unlimited data plan. Although I connect via Wireless on the laptop, my blackberry 10 phone is the source.

Thankfully, I stumbled upon a guide on a friend’s blog which gingered me to solving the puzzle and yes, it worked out perfectly.

If you are in same situation, be it via the Facebook mobile app or the web, I’ve got you covered as I will be giving you a step by step guide to solving the puzzle on both platforms.

Steps To Disabling Video AutoPlays On Facebook Web.

==> If using the web version, log into your account on a computer,

==> Click the option button located at the top right side of the screen,

Disabling facebook video autoplay
Click on Settings and at the left side of the page, click on Videos,

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Under the auto play videos option, choose Off.

Doing soon, videos on Facebook won’t automatically play again. Hence, if you come across a video you’d like to watch, you can simply click the play button and you are good to go.

Disabling Facebook Videos AutoPlay On The App

==> If using the Facebook app button, launch the app and tap the option icon,

==> Scroll down and tap on Account settings,

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==> When that loads up, tap on Videos and Photos,

facebook video autoplay mobile app
==> Tap on the Auto-Play option and select ‘Never Play Videos Automatically‘.

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Please note that we used an iPhone device as the subject matter for the tutorial above. Other platforms works almost likewise. All you need do is get familiar with the options.

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Samuel Adeniyi

A lover of gadgets! I am particularly enthusiastic about phones and i enjoy writing on the subject matter. Love to have a blog like this? Shoot me a mail:).


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