How to Disable Video Autoplay in Facebook App

Facebook’s Video Autoplay feature automatically plays videos in your Facebook app. Due to this autoplay feature, videos in any post start playing automatically as soon as you scroll through them. This feature may seem cool, but it consumes a lot of data. So, it will be better to disable video autoplay in the Facebook app to avoid high internet bills unless you are on an unlimited data plan.

Another disadvantage of this feature is that it will automatically play third-party promotional videos and ads including the ones you don’t want to see. It’s Facebook’s strategy to enhance revenue but it doesn’t seem to be very beneficial to users. Luckily there is an option to turn off this video autoplay feature in your Facebook app.

SEE ALSO: Change these 5 Facebook Settings to Protect your Privacy.

Disable Video Autoplay in the Facebook App

So, in this tutorial, we will show you how to change your Facebook settings to disable Video Auto-play. Besides that, we will also show you how to reduce video quality in the Facebook app to reduce data consumption.

Step 1: Open the Facebook App and go to Menu

First of all, open the Facebook App on your phone. After that tap on the hamburger menu (the right-most button with 3 horizontal lines on the top bar). This will open the Facebook menu on your phone.

Now, scroll down and tap on Settings and Privacy.

Open Facebook App Tap On Menu Select Settings And Privacy
Open the Facebook App, tap on Menu, select Settings & Privacy

SEE ALSO: How to Play Instant Games in Facebook App?

Step 2: Go to Media Settings

Now, under Settings & Privacy, tap on Settings. Here, you will see a lot of settings for your Facebook app. After that scroll down to the Preferences section and tap on Media to disable video autoplay in the Facebook app.

Tap On Settings And Select Media From Preferences
Tap on Settings and select Media from Preferences

SEE ALSO: How to Add or Remove Music to your Facebook Profile?

Step 3: Reduce Video Quality and Disable Video Autoplay

In Media settings, you will see the current settings for your Facebook app. It’s time to modify these settings to your liking. So, if you have a limited data plan, you can turn on Data Saver under the Video Quality section to reduce data usage by reducing video quality.

Similarly, you can check “Never Autoplay Videos” in the Autoplay section to disable video autoplay in the Facebook app. Settings will automatically save. So, set your preferred options and press the back button to go back to Facebook home.

Enable Never Autoplay Videos To Disable Video Autoplay In Facebook App
Enable “Never Autoplay Videos” to turn off Video Autoplay

Turn off Video Autoplay and Reduce Video Quality in the Facebook App

You have successfully disabled Video Autoplay in your Facebook App. Now, videos will not play automatically in your Facebook feed. So, to play a video, you will have to tap on it. No more autoplay ads or promotional videos on Facebook.

Hope you liked this tutorial. In case you are facing any issues or have any trouble following the steps, feel free to comment down below.

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