A few days ago, while you were immersed in the pages of Facebook from your smartphone, you noticed that the videos in the News section start by themselves, without you starting them manually: this thing just does not go down and, therefore, you would like to know how to disable this setting.
How do you say? Did I hit the spot exactly? In this case, I am happy to inform you that you are in the right place, at the right time! In the course of this tutorial, in fact, I will explain to you in detail how to block Facebook videos from mobile, with a series of simple application steps.
So, what are you still doing standing there? Make yourself comfortable, take some free time for yourself and carefully read everything I have to explain to you on this topic: I guarantee you that, in no time at all, you will be able to achieve the desired result and avoid further embarrassing situations. I guarantee it!
Before we get to the heart of it, let me give you a little more information about the circumstances under which Facebook videos can be blocked. To begin with, I want to tell you right away that, in the current state of things, it is not possible to completely block the display of movies in the News section of Facebook, nor in other places on the social network.
What you can do, however, is to avoid that the movies start automatically when you scroll the Facebook screen, that is when they end up “in the foreground”, or leave the automatic playback active, however eliminating the audio (so as not to find yourself with unexpected and potentially embarrassing sounds). The theme of this guide will be, precisely, to explain how to obtain the aforementioned result using the integrated functions of the app and the Facebook site.
How to block Facebook videos from mobile
Having made the necessary clarifications, the time has come to take action and to explain to you, in practice, how to block Facebook videos from mobile or via the social network app for Android And iOS, either through the web browser.
The steps to take for block videos on facebook from android mobile they are really very simple. To begin with, start the social network application and, once the upload is complete, tap the ☰ button located at the top right, in order to access the main menu of the app.
Now, scroll down the page until you find the entry Settings and privacy, tap on the baby down arrow placed in its correspondence and then on the button Settings which appears immediately below.
At this point, locate the box dedicated to the settings of Multimedia content and contacts, tap on the homonymous item immediately below and, if you are interested in deactivating only the automatic sound reproduction for videos in the news section, move to OFF the lever corresponding to the wording News section videos start with audio.
If, on the other hand, you prefer to completely block the automatic start of the videos in the news section, within Facebook Watch, on the profiles of friends and groups and so on, touch the item Automatic playback and put the check mark next to the setting that suits your case: Never play videos automatically, to avoid the automatic start of movies altogether, or Only with Wi-Fi connections, to allow automatic playback only when connected to a wireless network.
Finally, I would like to specify that, if the remaining battery level of the phone is less than 20%, the automatic playback of the videos will be disabled a priori, regardless of the setting chosen previously.
If, on the other hand, you use a iPhone, you can block the automatic playback of Facebook videos as follows: start the social network app, tap the ☰ button located at the bottom right, in order to call up its main menu, touch the arrow down corresponding to the wording Settings and privacy and tap the button Settings that appears on the screen.
At this point, scroll down the next page until you find the section Multimedia content and contacts, presses on the voice Videos and photos located immediately below and, to disable the automatic start of audio in movies, move to OFF the lever corresponding to the wording Videos in the News section start with audio.
Finally, if you want to completely disable the automatic playback of movies (both for the News section and for Facebook Watch and other places on the social network), tap on the item Automatic playback located below the box Video settings and put the check mark next to the option you think is most appropriate: Never play videos automatically, to ensure that the movies never start by themselves, or Only with Wi-Fi connections, to allow movies to start automatically only when connected to a wireless network. You don’t need to press any buttons to save your changes as they are applied instantly.
However, keep in mind that if the remaining battery level of the smartphone is less than 20%, the automatic playback of Facebook videos will be automatically disabled in any case.
How do you say? Do you surf Facebook exclusively from your mobile phone browser and would like to avoid, even in this case, that the movies do not start automatically when you scroll? Don’t worry, you can accomplish this just as easily.
To get started, connect to the Facebook website and, if necessary, log in to your profile using your personal credentials. Then, tap on the resident ☰ button at the top right, scroll down the page until you find the item Settings and tap on it.
Now, locate the tile Video, touch the homonymous item that is immediately below and put the check mark next to the item Never play videos automatically, in order to disable the automatic start of the movies when scrolling.
Note: the setting relating to the automatic start of the videos is valid only for the browser from which it is applied; therefore, if you were to access Facebook from a different navigation app (even on the same mobile phone), you will have to repeat the same steps to disable the automatic playback of videos from there as well.