Disable Facebook Video Autoplay (Android Tutorial)

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While Facebook is a good social media platform for keeping in touch with family and friends, it is also a source of entertainment.

Videos on Facebook will keep you entertained for so long, you will lose track of time.

One of the safest ways to avoid this from happening is by turning off video autoplay on the app. Because you just need one video to play before you lose daylight.

In this short article, you’re going to learn how to disable Facebook videos from autoplaying, fast and easy in 2020 and beyond.

How to Disable Facebook Video Autoplay

Step 1: Open up the Facebook app on your Android phone and tap the three horizontal lines on the top right.

1. facebook horizontal menu icon

Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the page that opens and tap Settings and Privacy.

2. facebook Settings and privacy

Step 3: Now, you’re going to get a list of options, just tap Settings.

3. facebook settings

Step 4: A new page will be opened, scroll all the way to the bottom until you get to Media and Contacts, under it, tap Media and Contacts (the option with the icon of a phone beside it).

4. facebook media and contacts option

Step 5: At the bottom of the new page that opens, you’ll see the Autoplay option close to the bottom. Tap it.

5. facebook autoplay option

Step 6: This is the final step, a few options will be displayed, select the Never Autoplay Videos option.

6. facebook autoplay menu

Now, selecting Never Autoplay Videos is essential if you want to save data or save yourself from getting distracted by dog/cat videos that autoplay.

On Wi-Fi Connection Only

If you’re only interested in saving your Mobile data, you can just select the second option (On Wi-Fi Connections only).

This option ensures the Facebook app doesn’t play videos if you’re not connected to a Wi-Fi network.

As soon as you are, the next video you see is going to autoplay.


To save your data or yourself from often getting distracted, turning off video autoplay is one of the things you can do on Facebook.

Facebook is not the only social media platform that autoplays videos, you can also stop videos from autoplaying on Twitter, Instagram, etc.

If you have any issues while trying to stop videos from autoplaying on Facebook, please let me know in the comments and I’ll help you out as fast as I can.

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