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How to Disable Autoplay for Facebook Videos (On Desktop and Mobile)

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We like to watch videos on Facebook or other portals in free time. But untimely playing is a horrible experience for any FB user. Naturally, it’s beneficial for the social network’s ad clients as their videos are streaming automatically. On the other side, Facebook users have to pay huge data bill just because of the same feature.

Unfortunately, the Menlopark company is not providing suitable options for opting out of the streaming. In the meantime, it added an option to disable videos (under Settings – Videos), but it’s removed later.

Now Desktop users have to use Google Chrome or plugin extensions to stop autoplay of videos in in your news feed.

Desktop

  1. Open Facebook
  2. Click downward arrow in the top-right corner and choose ‘Settings’
  3. Click on ‘Videos’.
  4. Turn-off “Auto-play videos”.

Mobile

  1. Open Facebook on mobile or tablets
  2. Tap on ‘Settings’
  3. Under ‘General Settings’, you will see ‘Video auto play’ option. Click on that.
  4. A small dialog box will open with ‘On’, ‘WiFi only’, ‘Off’ options. Choose ‘Off’ to disable automatic streaming of videos.

If you are unable to see the option, confirm it you are using the latest version of the Facebook app. If so, log out of the app. When you log back into Facebook, Video Auto-play should be visible in Settings. 

The above said method is applicable to devices on Android, iOS and Windows platforms.

 


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