Deactivate Facebook Autoplay – This is how it works in the app


With autoplay, videos on Facebook will automatically play when they appear on your screen as you scroll through them. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to disable Facebook Autoplay.

When you come across a video while scrolling through your News Feed on Facebook, it will automatically play with sound. Not only can this feature be annoying, but it also impacts your mobile data plan. If a video is auto-playing and your smartphone is not connected to Wi-Fi at that moment, you are consuming mobile data. Since videos consume more data than other files on Facebook, you can choose when to autoplay them or turn off Facebook Autoplay.

How to deactivate the automatic playback of Facebook videos:

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Tap the three-line menu in the top right.
  3. Scroll down to Settings and Privacy and then open the Settings menu item.
  4. Scroll all the way down to Media and Contacts. On your iPhone, you have to select Videos and Photos here.
  5. Slide the slider next to Start Videos in News Feed with Sound to the left to deactivate this feature.
  6. Then tap on Autoplay.
  7. Select one of the three options For mobile data and Wi-Fi connectionsOnly for Wi-Fi connections, or Never play videos automatically by tapping.
  8. Your changes have been saved automatically. If it doesn’t, update the Facebook app.


You can set videos to always play, both when using mobile data and when connected to WiFi, to autoplay only when your phone is connected to WiFi, or to never autoplay videos. In this case, you always have to click on a video to watch it. If you have to click on a video to play it even though it’s set to mobile data and WiFi connections in the settings, your mobile connection might be too slow or you might have used a lot of mobile data recently. Auto-play videos will also be disabled when your mobile phone has a low battery level.





How To Deactivate Facebook Autoplay

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