Videos auto-playing as you scroll through Facebook can be annoying. Worse, that random video of your friend’s cat could be eating into your mobile data cap. Here’s how to limit all of that. The settings for your web browser are separate from the device setting. The quick how-to below will guide you through the easy steps.

On your Computer’s Web Browser:

  • From the top right of Facebook, click and select Settings

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  • Click Videos in the left menu
  • Click the dropdown menu next to Auto-play Videos and select Off

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On your mobile device:

You can adjust the Facebook app’s auto-play settings to On, Wi-Fi only or Off.

To adjust the auto-play settings on your Android phone or tablet:

  1. Open the Facebook app
  2. Tap
  3. Scroll down and tap Settings
  4. Tap Account Settings
  5. Tap Videos and Photos
  6. Choose an option
    1. On Mobile Data and Wi-Fi Connections (essentially always autoplay. Will use your device’s mobile data if you aren’t connected to wi-fi)
    2. On Wi-Fi Connections Only (will only autoplay when you are connected to wi-fi so it doesn’t use up your device’s mobile data limit)
    3. Never Autoplay Videos