Disable autoplay videos on Facebook

Facebook is so much cluttered with video sharing posts from friends, pages, groups, etc., as you scroll down to see updates on your news feed. As soon as a new video appears, it automatically starts playing in order to get your attention. Especially when many videos appear one after another, this “feature” is annoying (at least to me).

Fortunately for us, there is a way to disable the automatic start of the videos shown in your News Feed. The following steps will show you how to achieve it by activating the appropriate setting.

Disable autoplay videos on Facebook on your PC

First, click the arrow in the upper right corner of your Facebook account and press the Settings link on the menu.

Disable autoplay videos on Facebook

On the Settings page, scroll down to the Videos category Videos. Here, under Auto-Play Videos section, select Off to stop the automatic start of the videos in your News Feed.

Disable autoplay videos on Facebook

That’s it, now whenever you see a video as you scroll down, the playback won’t start automatically unless you hit the play button.

Disable autoplay videos on Facebook app on Android and iOS devices

In this guide, we will see the steps through the Facebook application for iOS (the iPad Mini), but the steps are the same for the rest of iOS and Android devices.

After opening the application of Facebook, tap the More icon located bottom right of the screen. Then click Settings and then on Account Settings. Here, go to the Videos and Photos section.

Finally, press the Autoplay option to display the available settings.

As you will see, there are 3 options depending on the type of your internet connection on your mobile device. To completely disable the automatic start of the video, select the Never Autoplay Videos option.

Otherwise, you can activate the autoplay only when you ‘re connected to a local WiFi network (eg. your home, office, etc.).

About Dimitris Tonias 143 Articles
My name is Dimitris Tonias, IT Pro, G(r)eek, focused on Server, Virtualization, and Cloud technologies.

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