If you’re annoyed by the way Facebook is forcing you to watch more and more videos (and ads) you have to know that there is a thing you can do about it.
You can just turn off the auto play feature for videos that Facebook enables by default. That is until they decide to remove it.
How to stop Facebook from automatically playing videos on Android
Go to the ever expanding More menu on your Facebook app, which you open via the three lines button on the right side of the buttons bar.
Scroll down that long list and open “App Settings”.
On the next screen, tap “Autoplay” and choose “Never Autoplay Videos”.
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How to stop Facebook from automatically playing videos on desktop
You can find the option to turn off auto play on the Video section of Facebook’s Settings. Just follow this link to get there.
Choose off where you see something about Auto-Play Videos.
As a side note, on the same page you can let Facebook know that you want to load your video at HD quality.
Yes, Facebook sucks and somehow we can’t stay away from it.