Facebook – How to Prevent Videos from Auto-Playing (2022)

Last updated on January 1, 2022 AJ Ling Loading... Post a comment

This article shows you how to prevent videos from auto-playing on the Facebook mobile app and on the Facebook web (there is some difference between the two platforms). This has many benefits such as helping you reduce costs when using data from 3G/4G or avoiding watching unwanted videos.

Disable Auto-playing Videos On Facebook App

1. Open your Facebook app then tap the hamburger icon on the right side.

2. Scroll down and tap “Settings & Privacy”.

3. Select “Settings” from the expanded panel.

4. Scroll down a little bit and head to the “Media” section.

5. Tick the checkbox labeled with “Never Autoplay Videos”.

You are all set.

Disable Auto-playing Videos On Facebook web

  1. Login your Facebook account on the web then click on the drop-down icon and select “Settings & privacy”.

2. Navigate to “Settings”.

3. Select “Videos” from the left-hand sidebar.

4. Head to the “Auto-play video” and select “Off” from the drop-down.

Done. From now on, videos on Facebook only start playing if that is what you want.

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