Disable Automatic Video Play on Facebook App and Web

Written by Sarmad Gardezi October 2, 2017

Facebook is one of the largest social networking websites in the world which is being used by more than one billion people. However, some of the settings of Facebook are irritating. For example, the automatic video player when someone opens the timeline. While exploring your timeline, any video starts playing automatically without your permission. It happens because of the default settings. But, if you want to disable automatic video playback on Facebook app and web version, you can follow the following steps.

Disable Automatic Video Playback on Facebook App

A vast majority of people are using Facebook app on their Android and iOS mobiles. Therefore, if you are using that too and getting the same issue, you can follow these steps.

At first, open the Facebook app. On the top-right corner, you can find a button with three horizontal lines. Click on that, scroll down and select App Settings. Now you should find an option called Autoplay. By default, it should be set to On Fi Connections Only. Do select Never Autoplay Videos.

That’s it! The change will be saved automatically.

P.S. This screenshot mentioned above is captured on the Android version of the Facebook app. However, if you are using the iOS version, you can do the same as well.

How to Disable Automatic Video Playback on Facebook Web or Desktop version

Although there is no particular reason, you may not find this option on the desktop version of every Facebook profile. Therefore, you can try the same on desktop or web version. If you cannot locate it, you can make the change on Facebook app, and it will reflect on your account across the devices.

At first, open the Facebook website and log in to your account. Therefore, go to Settings.

On the left-hand side, you can find an option called Videos. Click on that option. Here you should find Auto-Play Videos option. By default, it is set to Default or ON. You need to expand the drop-down menu and select Off.

Well done, Now you can visit your Facebook anytime an no video will play automatically. It will also helps you to save your Mobile Data MB’s.



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