Facebook videos could eat up your monthly mobile data allowance
Once you're connected to a Wi-Fi pipeline, video ads will download on your phone. According to Facebook, even if you're not on Wi-Fi when you actually view the ads, because they were downloaded while you are on Wi-Fi, they will not count against your monthly data usage. Eventually, Facebook plans on downloading the ads regardless of your connectivity.
If you're concerned that all the videos in your NewsFeed will use up your monthly data allowance, you can go into the app's settings and block the videos from appearing. Another option allows some video to automatically play over a Wi-Fi connection only. But hey, that is nothing new for our readers. A bit more than two weeks ago, we told you about changing the settings so that the videos would auto-play on Wi-Fi only.
2. eggimage (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
"block the videos from appearing"
I don't see this option anywhere. how do you block videos from appearing in the app's settings?
5. Max_Boost (Posts: 50; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
I'm good. I still have the grandfathered unlimited data from Verizon.
6. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
youtube is screwed if Facebook videos take off
7. darkkjedii (Posts: 10536; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I've got it set to play over wifi only.
8. ojz0r (Posts: 9; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Thankfully i have unlimited data, but eitherway im just using the regular site in firefox for android with adblock so im fine.
9. axllebeer (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Unlimited data here but, and it feels bass-akwards to say this, fortunately I'm using a BlackBerry and the FaceBook app is built by BlackBerry so we will probably never see this "feature" come on my platform.
Now my Tab 3 with only 2GB/month on the other hand...
10. RandomUsername (Posts: 428; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
No sh*t, I didn't know videos were that big in size! /sarcasm off