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How to disable Facebook video auto-play on Android

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Aside from changing the look of the Facebook user interface with the recent update, which hasn’t been that warmly welcomed by users, there is yet another Facebook feature that can be quite annoying: video auto-play. Not only do you not always want to see what people are showing, but this also uses up more of the data (if your plan isn’t unlimited) and battery of your Android. Here is how to disable this feature on Android and PC.

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To do this, swipe to the furthest tab on the Facebook app for Android and tap on App Settings. Right there under the General Settings, tap on ‘Video Auto-Play’ and set it to Off. Of course, Facebook has it defaulted to On, but not anymore!

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Facebook on your PC

When on the Facebook website on your personal computer, you can switch this feature off completely, though it won’t affect the settings on your phone. Sadly, the features on the website do not often coincide with the ones on Android, which we discovered with the privacy and security settings for Facebook. Go to settings, then videos and from the drop down menu, select off.

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Did you figure it out? What other features do you wish you could disable?

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Loie Favre

Loie Favre

Loie Favre found her way to her present passion for Android and smartphone technology after experiencing an epiphany when she held her Galaxy Note 2. From that point onwards, you can find her with her nose buried in countless Android apps and different smartphone models, and thanking her lucky stars that she gets to work at something she loves.

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  • Charlotte Wu 2
    Charlotte Wu Oct 9, 2018 Link to comment

    LoL, actually i have tried another way to stop Facebook auto play, that is downloading the Facebook video i want through wonderfox hd video converter and then watch it offline.

  • Waqar Ghafoor 7
    Waqar Ghafoor Sep 8, 2018 Link to comment

    Thank you so much for sharing this use topic )

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  • Chinnaiah Savarimuthu 2
    Chinnaiah Savarimuthu Oct 19, 2017 Link to comment

    I think.

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  • 2
    Suzanne A. Sep 10, 2017 Link to comment

    I did that but even when I do click on a video the next one starts to play!! How do stop autoplay completely????

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  • Susan M 2
    Susan M Feb 9, 2017 Link to comment

    Go on New Tab and copy past link
    Best app for Facebook
    Link :

  • Carlos Alberto 2
    Carlos Alberto Oct 9, 2016 Link to comment

    And what about disabling auto play on Android Instagram app?

  • Alinabatool Khan 7
    Alinabatool Khan Apr 29, 2016 Link to comment

    well if i want to disable candy crush requests then what i have to do ....just joking very interesting information

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    Michael Eady Nov 9, 2015 Link to comment

    I cant turn it on it is missing I followed the instutions but nothing it is like disabled on my facebook

  • My1 37
    My1 Apr 21, 2014 Link to comment

    Using a different app for Facebook like fast for Facebook (which, by the way, also has WAY less permissions than fb)...

  • Patrick Rph 8
    Patrick Rph Apr 18, 2014 Link to comment

    and how can i disable the automatic playback completly? during mobile data and! WiFi too?

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