Stop Facebook Videos from Playing Automatically …

Andrew Comeau   October 21, 2014   Comments Off on Stop Facebook Videos from Playing Automatically …

A few months ago, Facebook introduced that new feature where videos your friends posted would automatically start playing as soon as you scrolled to them on your newsfeed. I don’t know why they thought this was a good idea but they must have finally gotten enough complaints about it because there’s now a new feature that will stop it.

In your Settings panel (click the ∇ in the very top-right part of your FB page and choose “Settings”), click on Videos and then set the “Auto-Play Videos” setting to “Off”. That’s it! Now scroll through your news feed and verify that that videos are no longer automatically starting.

To disable auto-play on Facebook videos, select Videos on your Facebook Settings panel and set the "Auto-Play Videos" setting to "Off"

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Organizer of the Ocala I.T. Professionals. Software developer and consultant based in Ocala, Florida. Find out more at ComeauSoftware.com.