With the rise of video contents on Facebook, there is always the tendency that the process of scrolling through your feed will be punctuated with many videos from friends, friends of friends, liked pages and even sponsored adverts.

Most of these videos are irrelevant and tend to chop off a huge chunk of data. And sometimes, the videos are either pornography, violent scenes or graphical materials. To stop videos from automatically playing on your Facebook feed, take these steps for the mobile application;

Step 1

Click on the highlighted button on the top right corner of the Facebook app and you will see a page like this displayed.

 

Step 2

After clicking the button, scroll down to a section marked “Help & Settings” then click on the “App Settings” icon.

 

Step 3

In the ‘App Settings”, scroll down to the end and click on Auto-play.

 

Step 4

Lastly, click on the highlighted icon and videos will never play on your Facebook app again unless you press the play button.

The steps outlined above are for Facebook users on the Facebook mobile application. They are even easier on the website on a computer or a laptop.

Step 1

Like in the mobile app, there is a padlock button on the top right corner of the website on desktop and computers (and even mobile if you are not using the app). Click on the button

 

Step 2

When it shows a pull-down, click the see more settings button

 

Step 3

In the next page, click Videos

Step 4

Finally, in the second default button on the page, switch auto-play off.