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How to turn off Facebook’s auto-play video feature

Wondering why your phone bill is high the past couple of months? The culprit could be Facebook. Here’s how to turn off Facebook’s auto play feature.

iPhone Facebook Auto Play Feature

iPhone Facebook Auto Play Feature

Do you use Facebook’s mobile app? Have you noticed your phone bill increasing? If you haven’t checked your monthly reminder, then you should probably do that now. Users have been voicing out that their data usage is being devoured from Facebook’s autoplay video function.

Facebook’s autoplay feature is when you see  a video automatically start playing in your news feed. Facebook’s reasoning is that they don’t want users to wait to see a video, they want it to stream seamlessly in the news feed. The only problem with this is that Facebook pre-loads those videos before you even start to scroll.

Not to fear, there’s a solution:

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Here’s how to turn Facebook’s autoplay feature off:

I’ll start with the Android users first:

  1. Launch your Facebook app and access your options menu on the upper right hand corner.

How to turn Facebook's Autoplay Feature Off

  1. Under the “Help and Settings” option, scroll down and click on “App Settings”.

How to turn off Facebook's auto play feature

  1. Select the “Video Auto-Play” selection

Facebook's auto-play video feature

  1. Click on the “Wi-fi” option. This way, videos will only autoload over a wi-fi network as opposed to using your cellular      data. You can even go a step further by eliminating autoplay videos entirely.

Turning Facebook's auto play feature off

Here’s how to turn it off for the iPhone: 

  1. First thing, launch your phone’s setting. We’ll get to the Facebook setting in a bit.

iPhone: Turn Facebook's auto play feature off

  1. Swipe down all the way down and tap on “Facebook”

iphone-facebook-2 3. Tap on “Settings” again

iPhone Facebok AutoPlay feature

  1. Look for the “Video” feature under “Auto-Play”

iPhone Facebook Auto Feature

5. Click on the “Wi-fi” option. This way, videos will only autoload over a wi-fi network as opposed to using your cellular      data. You can even go a step further by eliminating autoplay videos entirely.

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All photos courtesy of RichDemuro.com

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