Facebook introduced auto-playing videos and video ads on their Newsfeed sometime back in December. The new format automatically plays silently on both desktop and mobile versions if you pause on them while browsing your News Feed. Now, there is a way for you to turn it off. Doing this will certainly help you save the bandwidth and battery on your mobile devices; this will also help you avoid ads.
Unfortunately, there is no way to completely disable Facebook’s video ads on mobile/iPad. However, you can disable them when you’re not on Wi-Fi.
Here are the step below –
1. Disable Auto Play on the Desktop:
To disable all auto-playing videos on Facebook’s desktop version, navigate to your Settings page, and then click the Video tab on the left. Click the dropdown menu next to the Auto-Play Videos option. Remember: If you want to change this setting for your mobile devices, you need to update those settings separately.
2. Disable Auto Play on Android Devices
Open your Facebook app, and tap the menu button at the bottom of your phone. Then tap the Settings button. You’ll see a screen labeled General Settings. Scroll and check the box next to “Auto-play videos on Wi-Fi only.”
3. Disable Auto Play on iOS Devices
Navigate to your device’s Settings app, tap to open up your Facebook options, and then tap Settings. Under Video, slide “Auto-play on Wi-Fi only” to on.