Tweak These Settings to Stop Facebook Videos From Auto-Playing
AS USEFUL AS Facebook is, the company never fails to discover new ways to be a royal pain in the behind. …
On iPhones and iPads:
If you’re using the official Facebook app, navgiate to Settings > Facebook > Settings. This is your iOS settings, not the settings menu within the Facebook app. Toggle the “Auto-play on Wi-Fi only” switch to on. This won’t stop auto-playing videos on Wi-Fi….
If you’re using Paper, Facebook’s brand new app….
On Android devices:
In the official Facebook app, hit the hamburger button on the right — that’s the button with the three horizontal lines, in case you didn’t know. Scroll down till you reach “App Settings” and check “Auto-play videos on Wi-Fi only”. Yep, they’ll still play if you’re on Wi-Fi. Fix this, Facebook!
On your computer:
Click the drop-down menu in the top-right of the Facebook website and browse to “Settings”. See that little “Videos” link all the way at the bottom in the left pane? Click it, then change the drop-down menu for “Auto-Play Videos” to off. This only applies when you use Facebook on the computer, as the website graciously tells you.