How to Stop the Videos from Playing Automatically in Facebook

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Anwer Khan
Anwer Khan
Anwer is passionate about helping others to understand this complex web called the Internet. He also has interests Mobile Phones, Movies and Golf.

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Facebook has always been making changes to their website to keep its users engaged and say inside. And the recent attempt of doing this is to make Native videos play automatically when you scroll through yours newsfeed. (Native videos means the videos that are being directly uploaded to the Facebook), These videos play automatically without any sound (you can watch it with audio when you click on it).

Though the videos do not load completely but the fact that they auto play, will surely increase your data usage, and that’s pretty costly in some countries.

So you might want to turn the ‘Auto Play’ off so that you can save some bandwidth, to pay the other utility bills.

Turn Off the Video Auto Play

Facebook Auto PlayYou need to go to the Video tab found under the settings of your account. Click here if you are logged in), Change it to ‘Off’ from ‘Default’ in the second option.

If you want to turn off the  Video ‘Auto Play’ on the mobile apps. Info is below ➜

To adjust the auto-play settings on your Android phone or tablet:

  • Open the Facebook app
  • Tap ☰
  • Scroll down and tap App Settings
  • Tap Video Auto-play
  • Choose an option

To adjust the auto-play settings on your iPhone or iPad:

  • Open the Facebook app
  • Tap ☰
  • Scroll down and tap Settings
  • Tap Videos > Autoplay
  • Choose an option
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