Skip navigation

Turn off Facebook’s video auto-play feature on Android

Facebook video autoplay

Ever notice that the Facebook app instantly plays any video you see on your newsfeed, regardless of whether you wanted to watch it?

This “feature” is automatically turned on and can use a considerable amount of mobile data without your permission.

Take back control with today’s Ting tip. Inside Facebook’s settings menu, there’s a simple toggle that lets you choose between always on, Wi-Fi only and always off.

Follow along using our step-by-step GIF instructions below!

Using an iPhone or iPad? We’ve got you covered.

Step 1

Open Facebook, tap the navigation drawer in the top right and scroll down and tap App Settings.


Step 2

Scroll down and tap Video Auto-play, then choose your desired setting.


Get Ting tips by email

Android or iOS?

If you’re looking for more ways to save, check out our complete guide to lowering mobile data usage. Have a useful tip you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments!