We also know that by default when you come across a video on Facebook it plays automatically and loudly which may embarrass you or disturb you in front of everyone and make them look at your phone. In this guide, we will automatically stop playing the video while browsing the stream, it will reduce the internet data consumption as well as the battery, and it also will not cause you inconvenience and embarrassment in front of others, because you will be the one who will play the video manually after turning off autoplay.
After you turn off autoplay for the video on Facebook, you can manually play it if you want, so you just need to click the play icon in the middle of the video.
How to prevent video from autoplaying in Facebook on the web
Keep in mind that changing the setting to automatically turn off video through Facebook website is limited to Facebook website only and will not affect the mobile app. You also need to do this on the mobile app.
Open your device’s web browser, then type Facebook. After that, Log into your account if you haven’t already.
Click the arrow icon at the top to display a list of options. In the latter, select Settings and privacy “Settings & Privacy”.
In the submenu, click on the Settings option “Settings”.
Scroll down and click on the “Videos” section under the side sections.
Click the drop-down menu next to an Auto-Play Videos Automatically Play option then select an Off option.
That’s all there is to it; you can now browse your Facebook feed without being bothered by the video that automatically plays when you come across it. If you change your mind and want to reactivate autoplay, you can do so through the same settings.
How to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook app
If you are using the Facebook app on your smartphone, you need to follow the steps below.
After logging in, click on the menu button, which is about three bars up at the top. Scroll down and select Option Settings and Privacy “Settings & Privacy.”
From the submenu, select a Settings option.
Scroll down and click on the Media and Contacts section “Media and Contacts”.
In the Autoplay section you will find three selection options. A choice if you want to play the videos automatically while using the Wi-Fi network only, or an option not to play them, or the ability to play them when internet is generally available.
We want to disable automatic video playback, so we’ll select an option Never play videos automatically “Never Autoplay Videos”.
The next time you come across a video on Facebook, it won’t play automatically. If you want to play the video, you have to do it manually by clicking on the play icon in the middle of the video.