How To Turn Off Auto-Play Videos In Facebook

This morning, I woke up to a new feature on Facebook Рauto-play videos. Basically, Facebook will now automatically play any video that comes into focus on your Timeline or Facebook Wall.

I know it’s tradition for Facebook users to bitch about every new feature or change that Facebook makes, but I don’t know how Facebook thinks this is such a great idea. Okay, it’s a great idea for their advertisers, like Samsung :

Samsung Auto-Play Video Advertisement

But it also forces people to watch videos they are NOT interested in watching. Here’s a mild example of a gore video that some people might not want to watch :

Gore auto-play video on Facebook

There are¬†videos on Facebook that have far more gore, sex and violence than this, so you can imagine how people will not appreciate having¬†these videos automatically playing on their Facebook Timeline or Wall. The good news is¬†Facebook allows you to turn off the new Auto-Play Videos feature. Let’s show you how to do that…

 

How Do I Turn Off Auto-Play Videos In Facebook?

  1. On the upper right corner of Facebook, click on the arrow to display the menu. Select Settings.

How To Turn Off Auto-Play Videos In Facebook

  1. In the Settings page, select the new Videos option that is right at the bottom. It will display the Video Settings page with the Auto-play Videos option.

How To Turn Off Auto-Play Videos In Facebook

  1. Click on the drop-down menu at the end, and select Off.

How To Turn Off Auto-Play Videos In Facebook

  1. Once you set Auto-play Videos to Off, you are done.

How To Turn Off Auto-Play Videos In Facebook You can go back to Facebook and it will never automatically play every video that comes into focus on your Facebook Wall or Timeline.

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