How To Turn Off Facebook Auto-Play Videos

facebook auto play videos

You didn’t click on the video but it started playing on your news feed the moment you saw it.

Two problems with videos auto-playing on Facebook is that; you end up using more of your internet data to download a video you did not plan on watching, and you also run the risk of seeing something you are not interested in.

There is a way out, and in this post, i am going to show you how to turn off Facebook auto-play videos for both desktop and the mobile app.

Turn off Facebook auto-play videos on desktop:

Step 1:

Click on “Settings” on the “edit account menu” list.

facebook settings

Step 2:

  • Click on “Videos” on the left hand side to get to “video settings“.
  • Click on “Default” on “Auto-Play Videos” and change the setting to “off“.


Turn off Facebook auto-play videos 0n mobile:

Touch the three horizontal lines (settings) , scroll down and select “App Settings

facebook auto-videos

  • Select “off“.

turn off facebook auto-videos

Kwadwo Ofori-Mensah
Kwadwo Ofori-Mensah is a tech blogger who loves to read & write about Blogging, WordPress, Social Media & technology.
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