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How To Disable Automatic Video Playback on Your Facebook Timeline

I understand why Facebook did it.

Automatically playing videos will allow Facebook to claim higher viewership, which will in turn allow them to tell their current and future investors as well as advertisers about how amazing Facebook is at getting your brand’s video to be watched by a boat load.

Meanwhile, the video is merely a nuisance and you can’t wait to scroll past it. Besides, imagine if all videos in your timeline were amazing and you DID want to watch them? You’d never get anything done.

Anyways.

You don’t have to put up with it. You can disable automatic video playback so that the video only plays IF you click on the damn play button.

Here’s how.

Step 1: Click on your Settings (see image)

How To Disable Automatic Video Playback on Your Facebook Timeline

Step 2: Click on Videos, and then click to turn off auto-playback. (see image)

How To Disable Automatic Video Playback on Your Facebook Timeline 2

Enjoy.

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5 comments
James S
James S

I'm not sure if it will be a valuable update, but I know it for sure that Facebook engineers conducted a thorough research before making certain conclusions and taking actions. Let's live to see how it all turns out.

donnamerrilltribe
donnamerrilltribe

Thank you Dino!  There is nothing more annoying as these videos.  Now I have the answer thanks to you.

-Donna

MinnDakota
MinnDakota

I am guessing that MANY who read this will sing your praises. Thanks for publishing this solution to the problem that has been created by this "feature"!

suddenlyjamie
suddenlyjamie

Dino, I could KISS you for this. Thanks. The autoplay video "feature" was making me seriously cranky. Giddy that there's such a simple solution. :)