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Steps to stop videos from auto-playing on Facebook

Posted By Admin on Oct 06, 2015

As we are seeing in Facebook the videos that play automatically in your News Feed make for “an easier way to watch,” but it’s highly unlikely you want every native video in your stream coming to life.
If automatically playing videos drive you insane, we can help. With only a few simple tweaks in your settings, it’s easy to keep clips static as you scroll through your feed.
Steps to stop videos from auto-playing on Facebook

On the web

Click on the down arrow icon at the top-right of your Facebook homepage. Scroll down the menu, and click “Settings.”Click on the “Videos” option at the very bottom of the left-hand settings menu. Under “Video Settings,” you’ll now see options for “Auto-play Videos.”Hit the down arrow to change your option to “Off.”

On mobile

Go into your Facebook app and click on the three horizontal lines (“More”) icon at the bottom-right of your screen.Scroll down to “Settings” (on Android, it’s “App Settings”) and then select “Videos.” Next, tap “Auto-play” in the “Video Settings” menu and choose “Never Play Videos Automatically.”