As you might know, Video is huge on Facebook now. It’s great but it also ends you up in scrolling through your news feed for hours because of the awesome (just like vine) and yet an annoying feature of AUTO-PLAY. You’re on your phone using your mobile data somewhere outside, going through your feed boringly, and that little prick starts streaming videos automatically! And sometimes, it’s annoying even they’re playing on your Wi-Fi. So here’s how to stop that little data-eater from automatically playing videos.
Step 1: Open the Facebook Android app and then the Settings menu.
If you’re one of those people who don’t know how to do this. It’s the icon on the top left, the one with three horizontal lines. Do this only when on your news feed, it won’t show if you’re on a page/profile.
Step 2: Once in the Settings menu, you’ll be able to see a link to your profile page, friends, events, photos, pages you manage & more. So scroll down through all that.
Step 3: Go to the Help & Settings section and choose the first option as in the App Settings.
Step 4: Then when you’re into Settings> General > Go to the Auto-play option and select it.
Step 5: You’ll see 3 Options:
-On Mobile Data and Wi-Fi Connections
-On Wi-Fi Connections Only, and
-NEVER AUTOPLAY VIDEOS
You found it! Now select the last option. And you’re done! What? Yes, it’s that easy.
Choose On Wi-Fi Connections Only if you don’t like videos auto-playing because you’re worried about them eating your data pack.
We hope this was helpful.