If you have not realized it yet – videos start playing automatically in Facebook (in mute). Apart from this Facebook recently introduced auto-playing video ads on desktop and mobile.
Disabling the auto play of videos on Facebook when using a desktop or a computer is easy.
- Logon to Facebook, head to the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner and go to Settings -> Videos. You can also click here to go straight there.
- Next to the Auto-Play Videos setting, click the “On” box and change it to “Off.”
Unfortunately, there is no way to completely disable Facebook’s videos on mobile. However, you can disable them when you’re not on Wi-Fi:
- Open Facebook, open the left sidebar, and tap “App Settings.”
- Check the “Auto-Play Videos on Wi-FI Only” box.