One of the most commonly shared type of posts, video is huge on Facebook. Video also autoplays on Facebook's mobile apps, which is irritating. Here's how to stop Facebook automatically playing video. Also see: 13 best Facebook tips and tricks.
How to stop Facebook videos automatically playing: Android app
Step 1. Open the Facebook Android app and open the Settings menu. To do this, tap the icon with three horizontal lines toward the top right of your News Feed (not the icon with three horizontal lines and a silhouette; this opens Facebook Chat). Like PC Advisor on Facebook.
Step 2. Once in the Settings menu you'll be able to see a link to your profile page, friends, events, photos, pages you manage and more.
Step 3. Scroll down to the Help & Settings section and choose the top entry: App Settings.
Step 4. Under General settings look for and select Video Auto-play.
Step 5. Video Auto-play offers three options: On, Wi-fi only and off. Choose Off if you don't want video to ever autoplay on Facebook; choose Wi-fi only if you don't like video autoplaying because you're worried about going over your tariff's data allowance.
How to stop Facebook videos automatically playing: iOS app for iPhone and iPad
The same Video Auto-play menu is found in iOS as it is in Android, except you'll find it in a different place. Rather than looking for a Settings menu within the Facebook app you should open your iPad or iPhone's Settings menu and then scroll down to and select Facebook. Now choose Settings and, under Video, select Auto-play. You'll find the same three options: On, Wi-fi only and Off. For a step-by-step walkthrough with pictures see How to stop videos & ads autoplaying on the Facebook iPhone app.