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How to turn off Facebook Video Auto-Play on their Mobile Android App

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+warwagon    9,537

I just saw a post on Facebook and this one checked out. It appears (I did a search and found it mentioned on the front page back in december) that Facebook in their mobile app is auto playing videos on your feed. So if you are noticing a large amount of data being used (more than normal) I would recommend turning that off or at least tell it to auto play while only on wifi. You can find the setting in Facebook under

 

 

 

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astropheed    1,728

Why isn't this the default? It chewed through 800MB of my data before I even realised what was happening. First world problem: 4G is too fast.

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Steve B.    466

For those on iOS, you need to go through Settings rather than Facebook's own app. I didn't even realise you could disable it, I hate that feature anyway.

 

Settings -> Facebook -> Settings -> Video Auto-play -> Off/WiFi only

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Skiver    1,764

Nice one, As much as this has been frustrating me I have not once thought about trying to look to turn it off.

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blank    1,278

Really nice that they finally added this option. I remember looking for it a few months after they first implemented this annoying feature.

 

Now if we can disable auto play on the desktop site.

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Dane    176

For those on iOS, you need to go through Settings rather than Facebook's own app. I didn't even realise you could disable it, I hate that feature anyway.

 

Settings -> Facebook -> Settings -> Video Auto-play -> Off/WiFi only

That doesn't work for me.  I am not signed into facebook in IOS.   I use only the facebook application.   This setting I cannot find in the actual app. 

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