Facebook’s autoplay feature on the mobile app is quite annoying isn’t it. We don’t like it and assume neither do you. So just follow the steps below and get rid of that auto play function completely. This tutorial is based on an Android device and may be similar for iOS as well. Disabling this feature will help you to save data if you are on a limited plan. Also shall help in faster scrolling on the low-end phones.
Step 1. Log into your FB account if not already and head towards the settings panel as shown in the picture.
Step 2.Scroll down to the bottom and click on ” Settings and Privacy”.
Step 3. Now tap on “Settings”.
Step 4. Scroll down to “Media and Contacts”.
Step 5. Tap on “AutoPlay”.
Step 6. Select “Never Auto-Play Videos”.
This is all. Now you will not have the videos running automatically on your news feed. We are sure the settings would be the same on an iOS device.
Hope you were able to disable the feature on your Android smartphone. If you wish to enable it again, just follow the steps back.