How to Stop Autoplay Videos on Facebook

Video has become an extensive part of our web browsing and it’s no surprise that all the social networks are making sure you don’t miss out on any videos. While we appreciate the new video-centric features of social networks, we most certainly do not appreciate the auto playing videos. All major social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram have videos set to autoplay.

It is annoying to say the least, considering there are times when we are just casually browsing on our favorite social network and all of a sudden a video starts playing especially when webpages play videos automatically and we scramble around searching where is the sound coming from.

The autoplay videos also have negative effect on our limited mobile data bandwidth in pre-loading those videos. The good news is there are ways to stop autoplay videos. Here’s how you can do it:

How to Stop Autoplay Videos on Facebook

Facebook natively allows you to disable autoplay videos and that’s really appreciated. Here’s how to stop autoplay videos on Facebook web and its Android & iOS apps.

Facebook Web

1. Open Facebook and login to your account. Then, Go to “Settings“.

2. In Settings, go to “Videos” tab and turn off Auto-play videos.


Facebook Android App

  1. Tap on the hamburger menu icon on the top left corner of the screen and scroll down to find “Settings and Privacy”. Click on “Settings” in the drop-down menu.
  2. In the “Settings” section, scroll down and tap on the “Media and Contacts”option.
  3. In the “Media and Contacts” section, tap on “Autoplay” to open the autoplay video preferences.
  4. On the “Autoplay” settings page, select the “Never Autoplay Videos” to disable auto-playing videos in your Facebook feed.

Facebook iOS App

  1. Tap on the hamburger menu icon on the top left corner of the screen and scroll down to find “Settings and Privacy”. Click on “Settings” in the drop-down menu.
  2. Scroll down in the “Settings” section and tap on the “Videos and photos”option below the “Media and contacts” header.
  3. On the “Videos and photos” settings page, tap on the “Auto-play” option.
  4. Click on “Never Auto-play Videos” on the “Auto-play” preferences page to disable auto-playing videos in feed.


This is the way to stop autoplay videos on Facebook account and this should give you a lot of relief, as I understand the nuisance and unwanted data usage caused by videos autoplaying.

So, try them out and do let us know if you have any questions regarding the same. You can surely expect to hear back from us.

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