Social Media Tips

How to Disable Video Autoplay Feature on Facebook

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Written by Naveen Robsworth

Facebook is one of the largest social networking site in out Internet highway and every small change in it would fall in the eyes of billions of users. Recently Facebook has gone dark for a few minutes leaving billions of users in vain and some of the hardcore addicts were really pissed about that. If you ask me, the more annoying thing than the Facebook blackouts is its new “Video Autoplay Feature” which automatically plays the Facebook videos as you scroll over them.

Facebook has been constantly upgrading its looks and functionality to provide a better social networking experience to its users. In the past couple of years, many new features were introduced and we also noticed a frequent changeover in the website design every now and then. However, this new feature didn’t manage to impress many of the users but it did manage to annoy most of them (Including me). So, today we will see how to stop the videos from auto-playing in Facebook app and web version as well.

Disable Video Autoplay Feature On Facebook Web

  1. Log in to your Facebook profile and click on the drop-down button at the extreme right corner of your Facebook timeline. Click on Settings from the drop-down list.
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  2. In the settings page, click on the Video menu in the extreme left corner of the menu list. This will open the Video settings of your account. In the settings, change the Auto-Play Videos option to Off.
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  3. Now you will not be annoyed with videos being auto-played in your Facebook account.

Disable Video Autoplay Feature On Facebook Web

  1. If you’re an Android user, follow the below steps:
    • Open the Facebook app and tap on the three-lined icon which is next to the notification icon.
    • Scroll down to Help & Settings menu and click on App Settings.
    • Click on Videos Play Automatically option and select Off from the list.
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  2. If you’re an iPhone/iPad user, follow the below steps:
    • Open the Facebook app and tap on the three-lined icon which is next to the notification icon.
    • In Settings, choose Videos option and then Autoplay, and select Off.

That’s it. Now you scroll down endlessly through your Facebook posts without being annoyed with the videos auto-playing.