Recently videos in Facebook will play automatically when you scroll down in news feed. If you tap on the video, it will be played in full screen mode with sound. Somehow it feels irritating. In order to auto-play videos, the Facebook app downloads the data of that video without your consent, which means it can potentially increase your data usage if you are not using WiFi. This change may be a big problem for users with limited data plans. Luckily, you can turn off the video auto-play feature.
Thankfully, disabling videos from playing automatically while you’re not on WiFi is just a matter of tweaking some settings.
How toTurn Off FB Videos Auto-Play on Desktop Website
- Go to the Facebook Video Settings page.
Alternatively, Click on the down arrow () at the top right of any Facebook page and choose Settings.
Then choose Videos in the left sidebar.
- By default Auto-Play videos option is On. Set it to Off.
How to Disable Auto-play Facebook Videos on Android
- Open your Facebook App
- Tap on the hamburger button on the right — that’s the button with the three horizontal lines.
- Scroll down till you reach “App Settings” and check “Auto-play videos on Wi-Fi only or Off.
If you have issues updating your smartphone, try logging in and out of Facebook.