How to switch off the auto play video mode on Facebook


Social networking site Facebook keeps adding new features, every now and then. You may find some of these features interesting and useful, or may not like them and just want to get rid of them. One of the recently introduced features in Facebook is automatic video-playback. You must have noticed that video posts on your Facebook timeline now automatically start playing, as you scroll past them. This works similar to the auto-play video mode on Facebook-owned Instagram.

It might be irritating for many of you when Facebook automatically starts playing every video on the page at the same time. This results in more data consumption and might as well slow down your device.

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For smartphones and tablet app, the data consumption will depend on the amount of time you spent watching a video. If you scroll past an auto-play video in News Feed, your phone will use less data than if you stop to watch it for a longer period of time. If auto-play is set to Wi-Fi only, no data will be used.

Here we tell you how to disable auto-play for videos in Facebook for Web, Android and iOS.

Steps For computers:

Log-in your account on Facebook, and go to the downward arrow sign in the top right, to get a drop-down menu.

Now, Click ‘Settings' option.


Steps For computers:

Go to the ‘Videos' option on the left.

You can now turn the Auto-Play Videos option ‘OFF'


For Android phones and tablet apps:

For Android phones and tablet apps:

Similarly for your Android smartphone or tablet you can adjust your auto-play settings by opting for any of the three options - On, Wi-Fi only or Off by following these steps:

For Android phones and tablet apps:

Launch the Facebook app

Go to the phone's menu button, long press it to get the Settings option for Facebook.


For Android phones and tablet apps:

In Settings menu, Select Video Auto-play

You can change the Auto video play settings


For iPhone and iPad apps:

Go to settings

For iPhone and iPad apps:

Scroll down and select Facebook

For iPhone and iPad apps:

Go to Settings menu, and then to Video

Under video, choose Auto-play


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