Thursday, November 19, 2015

How to Stop Facebook Videos from Automatically Playing to Save Data

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Is your mobile data on your Android or iPhone device mysteriously disappearing?  

Did you just get a overage charge for your PC's mobile data plan?

The guilty culprit could be Facebook's use of auto-play videos.

This "data vampire" quietly siphons off your limited data from your mobile plan.

But you can strike a dagger into the heart of Facebook to stop this from happening.

Here's how.

First be sure to have the latest Facebook mobile app for your device.

For each type of device, you can change the auto-play option to On, Wi-fi only or Off.

Android Devices

1.  Open the Facebook app
2.  Tap the  icon
3.  Scroll down to Settings
4.  Tap the Video Auto-play
5.  Select an option.

iOS Devices (iPhones, iPads)

1.  Open the Facebook app.
2.  Tap the  icon
3.  Scroll down to Settings
4.  Select Account Settings
5.  Select Videos and Photos
6.  Select an option:    On Mobile Data and Wi-Fi Connections, On Wi-Fi Connections Only or Never Autoplay Videos


1.  Log into Facebook
2.  Click the  icon in the top right corner.
3.  Select Settings
4.  Select Videos
5.  Select an option from the dropdown menu, On or Off

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