How To Prevent Videos From Automatically Playing On Facebook?

Autoplaying clips on Facebook is interesting if you do not mind conking out before a screen for some time. But they can be frustrating too because they will waste your data, play loud noise and also make your computer run sluggishly.

Your reasons do not matter, you can always decide to disable autoplay forever.

Fortunately, it is possible to deactivate the autoplay option for Facebook clips, regardless of how you use the website.

Below is how you can do it on the desktop version of Facebook, plus on the iPhone and Android mobile applications:

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How Can I Stop Videos From Automatically Playing On Facebook For Desktop?

It can be done asap by:

  1. Getting yourself logged into Facebook.
  2. Tapping the downward-facing arrow in the top toolbar and tapping "Settings."
  3. Tap "Videos" in the toolbar on the right side of the display.
  4. Beside "Auto-play videos," choose "Off" from the menu, you will see.

Right there, the default video quality can be changed, and you will be able to deactivate or activate video captions.

How Can I Stop Videos From Automatically Playing On Facebook For iPhone?

Since this will require your mobile application, log into your Facebook account to deactivate autoplay. After logging in, this is how you can disable it:

  1. Launch your Facebook application.
  2. Click the 3 vertical lines at the bottom of the display.
  3. Swipe down and click "Settings and Privacy" and then "Settings."
  4.  Swipe down once more to "Media and Contacts" and then click "Videos and Photos."
  5. Click "Autoplay" and choose "Never Autoplay Videos" to disable auto-play.
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How Can I Stop Videos From Automatically Playing On Facebook For Android?

Once more, you will have to be logged into your Facebook account to get this done. This is how to disable video auto-play via your Android's Facebook application:

  1. Launch your Facebook application.
  2. Click the 3 stacked lines at the top of the display.
  3. Choose "Settings & Privacy" then "Settings."
  4. Swipe down and click "Media and Contacts."
  5. Choose "Autoplay."
  6. Select "Never Autoplay Videos."

For Android and iPhone owners, you can also set clips to autoplay "On Mobile Data and Wi-Fi Connections" or "On Wi-Fi Connections Only" from that final display.

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