Have you noticed that the videos in your news feed start playing automatically as soon as they scroll into view?
Personally, I’m not all that fond of auto-playing videos. I’d much rather click the little arrow to manually play the videos I want to watch.
If you feel the same way I do about auto-playing videos, it’s very easy to disable that feature on Facebook with these simple directions:
If you use Facebook in a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer:
1 – Visit the Facebook website and sign into your account.
2 – Click the Down Arrow located in the upper right-hand corner of the window.
3 – Click Settings & Privacy.
4 – Click Settings.
5 – Click the Videos link over in the left-hand column.
6 – Toggle the “Auto-Play Videos” setting to Off.
If you use the Facebook app on a smartphone or tablet:
1 – Open the Facebook app and sign into your account.
2 – Tap the menu icon located near the top-right corner of the Facebook app (it looks like three horizontal lines stacked atop one another).
3 – Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.
4 – Tap Settings.
5 – Scroll down and tap Media.
6 – Scroll down to the “Autoplay” section and select Never Autoplay Videos.
Written by: Tony Williams