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How To Stop Facebook Videos From Playing Automatically On Your Timeline

How To Stop Facebook Videos From Playing Automatically On Your Timeline

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Facebook is fast turning to the new Youtube. Even Facebook cannot deny that with the way they now pack our timelines with videos these days. It gets worse on your mobile phone because my iPhone Facebook app scrolls to the next video automatically after a video gets to the end.

These days, I get to see about 4-6 videos out of 10 timeline updates on my timeline. This is actually cool for me because I like to watch a lot of videos but the annoying part is that the videos play automatically as you scroll on to them. Yes, they stop immediately the video is no longer viewable too.

For many of us in countries where purchasing data plans is still very expensive, we don’t like videos playing automatically. We have to be sure we want to watch this video and click on play by ourselves. Thankfully, Facebook has made this easy for us to control.

How To Stop Facebook Videos From Playing Automatically

This tutorial is for those people trying to stop Facebook videos from auto-playing when logged in via PC.

You can turn Facebook’s video auto-play settings on or off. To stop videos from playing automatically on your computer:

From the top right of Facebook, click the drop down icon pointing down like a “v” and select Settings

settings facebook

Click Videos in the left menu

videos facebook

Click the dropdown menu next to Auto-play Videos and select Off

turn off auto-play video facebook

You can also do it on your respective phones, be it Android OS, iOS or Blackberry. You can click on the applicable link below to do it on your phone;

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