How to Disable Automatic Video Playback on Facebook App and Web


Facebook is one of the largest social networking websites in the world which is being used by more than one billion people. Facebook is popular because this is completely free, easy to use and most importantly, new people join Facebook since their friends are already using this social networking site. Also, Facebook comes with a lot of features those help users do different things on the go. From playing games to watching videos to chatting with friends, everything is possible on Facebook. However, some of the settings of Facebook are irritating. For example, the automatic video playback. While exploring your timeline, any video starts playing automatically without your permission. It happens because of the default settings. However, if you want to disable automatic video playback on Facebook app and web version, you can follow the following steps.

How to Disable Automatic Video Playback on Facebook App

This is quite easy and not much time consuming as well. 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.


How to Disable Automatic Video Playback on Facebook App

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.

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

That’s it! Now you can get rid of automatic video playback on Facebook. This particular change is helpful for them, who use a limited data connection since playing video may consume more data.

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