How to disable Facebook autoplay video on desktop and mobile

With the recent announcement about Facebook video metrics, this means you can expect to see more Facebook video ads showing up in your news feed.

Today we are going to teach you how to disable Facebook autoplay video ads.

While a lot of users already don’t like their news feed getting clogged up with unwanted content, you can disable Facebook autoplay video ads in just a few steps!

How to disable Facebook autoplay video ads

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Step 1: Click on the dropdown menu and select settings or load the following URL. https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=videos

Step 2: Under Videos > Autoplay videos, turn this off

Autoplay videos on Facebook

Note: This does not disable Facebook autoplay video ads on your mobile device. It only disables them on the desktop version of Facebook.

On mobile devices, you cannot disable Facebook autoplay video ads; however, you can reduce when they show up.

Disable Facebook autoplay video ads on Android

On an Android device, follow these instructions.

Disable Facebook autoplay video - Android
Step 1: Launch Facebook

Step 2: Under settings, check “autoplay on Wi-Fi only”

Disable Facebook autoplay video ads on iOS

To disable Facebook autoplay video ads on iOS devices, follow these instructions.

Disable Facebook autoplay video - Apple iOS

Step 1: Go to Settings > Facebook > Settings

Step 2: Turn on “autoplay on Wi-Fi only”

While this won’t disable Facebook autoplay video ads on mobile devices completely, it won’t allow them to show up except when you are on a Wi-Fi connection.

Final thoughts on disabling Facebook autoplay videos

Personally, I don’t find videos in my Facebook news feed to be too annoying.

This is probably because only the video autoplays and not the audio – a good move!

Leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts on autoplay videos.