How to Disable Autoplay Videos on Facebook (Android, iOS, PC)

How to Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook

Facebook isn’t a pure video-sharing website, but it seems that you have more watching videos on Facebook instead of Youtube.

When you were scrolling down the News Feed and saw a video, it will be played automatically without pressing the play button.

Apparently, not all users happy with the autoplay videos. The video sucks your internet bandwidth even if you are not watching until the end.

 So, how to disable autoplay video on Facebook?

This article will guide you to disable the autoplay feature on Facebook within the most popular platforms.

#1 Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook Android

1. Launch the Facebook for Android app, log in to your account. Tap the three horizontal lines, located at the top menu (see the following picture).

How to Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook Android

2. Scroll down until you reach the bottom page, then select Settings & Privacy.

How to Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook Android

3. After the list expanded, select the App Settings.

How to Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook Android

4. Tap on the Autoplay section.

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How to Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook Android

5. To disable autoplay video on Facebook, select Never Autoplay Videos option.

How to Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook Android

Facebook also provides an option to only enable autoplay under WiFi connections.

#3 Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook Desktop

1. First, log in to your Facebook account. On the top menu, click the down arrow icon, and then select Settings

(Or you can go through this URL https://www.facebook.com/settings for a shortcut.)

How to Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook

2. On the left sidebar, select Videos.

How to Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook

3. On the Auto-Play Videos, select Off, and the new setting will be automatically applied.

How to Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook

Explanation:

  • Default: The video only played automatically if it already loaded first to prevent buffering at the first appearance.
  • On: The video will be automatically played, no matter if it was loaded or not.
  • Off: The video only run if the user clicks the Play button.

#3 Disable Autoplay Video on Facebook iOS

  1. Go to the Phone Settings and scroll down until you found Facebook
  2. Tap on it and click Settings
  3. Next, tap the Autoplay
  4. Choose either WiFi only or Off

Recent Facebook updates for the iOS enables users to disable autoplay video through the Facebook app directly, the same way like the Android.

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