How to prevent the Facebook app from automatically playing videos (Android and iPhone)

How to prevent the Facebook app from automatically playing videos (Android and iPhone)
Facebook recently introduced the video auto-play feature - with it, instead of requiring you to tap the play button, videos automatically start playing as you stumble upon them in your feed. For many Facebook users out there, it's surely a very useful and intelligent feature, but we can imagine that there is also a good number of users who just can't develop a liking for their videos to be auto-played, and would be grateful if there's a way to revert things back to how they were.

Well, we're glad to tell those unhappy Facebookers that there is actually a pretty legitimate way off stopping videos from being auto-played, and even better - you can do this on both Android and iOS. Ready to show that auto-play feature the door? Follow the Android and iOS instructions below on how to disable it!



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5 Comments

1. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

When did they add this? I could be wrong, but I somewhat remember when Facebook started auto-playing videos you could only set it to On or Wi-Fi.

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nice. This was really annoying already on desktop. Thanks

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Must have been a quiet update. Couldn't do this before.

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I prevented by uninstalling it. :)

5. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i like this feature there's no sound so its not annoying...you don't have to press anything for it to play...im gud

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