Recently, Facebook introduced the video autoplay feature and this has been an irritating updates for every user. The change has filled my news feed with videos that are played automatically when I scroll down.
If you are on an unlimited Internet data plan, then you won’t pay much attention to it, but for those who are using limited data plans, Facebook video autoplay will eat your data at a fast rate. That’s not the only thing wrong with the autoplay feature as the other thing is that it is irritating as hell.
It’s like Facebook has decided that you should watch all the videos that appear on your news feed. When I first noticed this change, I was very much irritated as there were videos on my entire news feed and nothing else.
However, there’s one thing that Facebook has done regarding this issue. You can easily disable or stop video auto-play on Facebook by going to the Settings in your account.
How to Disable or Stop Video Autoplay on Facebook?
In this article, we will see the steps required to turn off the Facebook video auto-play feature. If you are using the Facebook app on your smartphone, then we have provided the method to stop the auto-play via the app as well.
1. Stop Facebook Video Auto-play on PC
Step 1: Login to your Facebook account.
Step 2: Click on the arrow on the top-right side and you will see a drop-down menu appear. Click on the “Settings” option.
Step 3: On the left-hand side, you will see a menu of various options. At the bottom, you will see the option that says Videos. So, click on “Videos” to open the video settings.
Step 4: Finally, you will see an “Auto-play Videos” option. On the right-side, you will see a drop-down menu, click on it and select “Off” to turn off video auto-play feature on Facebook.
That wasn’t very hard at all. So, you can easily enable or disable the Facebook video auto-play feature using the Video settings in your account.
2. Disable Video Auto-play on Facebook on Android
If you are using the Facebook app on your Android device and you are sick of the video autoplay feature, then you can easily turn off the settings from your phone.
To do that, you need to follow the steps below:
Step 1: On your Android phone, open the Facebook app and login to your account, if you haven’t done already.
Step 2: Click on the “Settings” option from the top menu bar. (Refer the image below to proceed.)
Step 3: Now, click on the “App Settings” on your phone.
Step 4: You will see multiple options on this page so scroll down till you see an option that says “Videos play automatically”.
Step 5: Click on it and you will see 3 options. Select “Off” to stop Facebook video auto-play on your Android device.
Once you have completed the above steps, the videos won’t play automatically on your Android app. You can now use the app freely without worrying about the data usage.
I hope that now you will be able to go through your news feed without worrying about the data usage or about the videos being automatically played.
Facebook is the best way to stay connected with your friends and you can find a lot of friends on Facebook, so don’t let such a small feature get in your way. Use the social network on your PC or your mobile phone freely and disable Facebook video autoplay feature.
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