While it's nice to have videos Autoplay on Facebook (or not, depending on your taste...), the reality is that if you're not careful they could run when you're on a cellular connection eat up your data plan for your mobile phone. It's possible to disable Autoplay directly on your mobile phone so that videos will only run when you have a WiFi connection.
However, if you want to make things easy on yourself and disable Autoplay period, for everything -- whether with a cellular or WiFi connection -- you can now do so. And it's very easy.
For Apple iOS devices, you can make your selection under Settings/Facebook. For Android, it's found in Settings for the Facebook app. As you can see below, you'll be given the choice of disabling Autoplay so that it runs only when you're connected to WiFi or disable it entirely.
By the way, if you find that the automatic running of videos in Facebook to be annoying in general, you can also disable Autoplay for Facebook in your computer browser. Just click on Settings (which you find by clicking on the down arrow on your Facebook toolbar) and select "Video" which should be at the bottom of the list. Then, just choose "OFF" for Autoplay.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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