It’s quite easy to disable Facebook News Feed autoplay video as the social network shows a brief prompt to users with the functions turned on…
For some time now, Facebook News Feed autoplay videos run as users scroll with sound enabled. But, users do have the option to turn one or both off, simply by following a few steps in the mobile app.
How to Disable Facebook News Feed Autoplay Video and/or Sound
Facebook now displays a brief prompt telling users they can turn off the audio, which the company turns on by default. Open the Android mobile app and tap on the hamburger menu in the upper right corner of the screen. Scroll down to “App Settings” and tap it.
Turn off the sound by selecting “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound.” (Note: this does not disable video autoplay, it simply silences them.)
To disable News Feed autoplay video, scroll down to “Autoplay.”
Then, tap on it to open a new page. Select “Never Autoplay Videos” and it disables the feature:
Videos still appear inside the Facebook News Feed but do not autoplay; users can tap on a video and it will play with sound.
For iOS users, the process is a bit trickier. Tap on the hamburger menu, go to Settings, then to Account Settings, and find and select Sound. Users can also opt to just disable the sound or choose to autoplay videos only “On Mobile Data and Wi-Fi Connections,” or “On Wi-Fi Connections Only.”
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