How To Turn Off Autoplay On Facebook To Save Data?

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Facebook's autoplay feature basically lets people automatically play videos when they see them while browsing, without having to click again. Due to Internet tariffs or foreign Internet usage restrictions, it is not suitable for overseas travelers, so before going abroad, it is best to turn off this feature to avoid speed limits or excessive use.

Additionally, when you're browsing Facebook in the waiting room, library, or workplace, video posts start playing quite loudly. This can be embarrassing and potentially cause trouble. Learn how to turn off autoplay on Facebook so this doesn't happen again.


How to disable videos autoplay on Facebook for PC

Disable videos autoplay on Facebook for PC

1. Select the down arrow in the upper-right corner of Facebook.

2. Tap Settings & Privacy > Settings > Videos (at the bottom of the left pane) > Auto-Play Videos > Off (at the right drop-down menu)

Tip: Turning off Facebook autoplay in a web browser won't affect settings in the Facebook mobile app.


How to disable video autoplay on the Facebook app

Disable video autoplay on the Facebook app

1. iPhone users click on the menu (three horizontal lines) in the lower right corner of the Facebook application screen, while Android users click on the menu in the upper right corner of the screen.

2. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy > Settings.

3. Scroll down to the Preferences section and tap Media and Contacts > Autoplay.

4. You will see three options: "On mobile data wand Wi-Fi connections," "On Wi-Fi connections only," and "Never autoplay videos".

5. Select "Never Autoplay Videos".

This will stop videos from automatically playing as you scroll through your Facebook feed, helping to save data and reduce distractions.


In addition to managing your Facebook settings, if you're a frequent traveler, you might want to explore the benefits of using MicroEsim for your smartphone. This eSIM technology simplifies the process of switching between networks or plans, especially useful when traveling abroad. You can easily subscribe to local data plans in different countries, avoiding the high costs associated with international roaming charges. The convenience of managing your cellular plans digitally, directly from your device, means staying connected is just a few taps away.

You may also want to turn off autoplay for Instagram and Twitter.


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