When you scroll through Facebook News Feed, whether on mobile or desktop, some annoying videos will start playing automatically. You don’t have any other choice than to watch it or click it once to stop.
lifehacker’s Whitson Gourson explains exactly what you need to do to completely disable the auto playing feature, once again saving our lives from technological turmoil.
Here’s how to stop them:
Step 1: Sign in to your Facebook account. Scroll over to the right and click on Settings.
Step 2: Scroll over to left and click on “Videos”.
Step 3: Under the video Settings, move your cursor over to the right and click “Off.” The videos won’t run automatically on your desktop anymore. This method was tried on Google Chrome. The same works true for Firefox. However, safari users might be out of luck now.
And if you’re using Facebook on your iPhone or Android device, unfortunately there’s no way to disable it from playing when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, however you can still disable it from playing when you’are not connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Step 1: Go to Settings and click on the Facebook option.
Step 2: go to “Settings” underneath the Facebook icon.
Step 3: Turn on “Auto-Play on Wi-Fi only.” The videos will only play when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.