How To Stop Autoplay Videos Or Mute Their Sound On Facebook

Last Updated: November 13, 2018

Did the videos in your Facebook news feed start auto-playing? Don’t be baffled as there is a setting available to disable that. In this tutorial, we will let you know how to stop Autoplay Videos on Facebook from their website, iPhone and Android app. Moreover, if you want to keep the autoplay enabled but turn off the sound by default then also we’ve got you covered.

1. Turn Off Playing Videos Automatically On Facebook

Method 1: From Website/PC

  • Login to your Facebook account.
  • Click on the drop down arrow at top right corner.stop playing videos automatically in Facebook
  • Next, click on Settings. 
  • On left hand side look for Videos option and click on it.
  • On Video Settings Page, click on drop down option under Auto-Play Videos option and select Off as shown in the picture.disable autoplay videos on Facebook

This will disable the auto play of videos in your browser.

Method 2: Stop Autoplay Videos On Facebook From Android

For Android users, to stop playing videos automatically in Facebook, below goes the steps:

  • Open Facebook App.
  • Click on the hamburger icon on top right hand side.turn off autoplaying videos in Facebook android
  • Look for the App Settings, tap on it.turn off autoplay videos in Facebook Android
  • In Settings screen, look for the option “Video play automatically” and tap on it.videos play automatically option android
  • It will show you a pop up of Video auto-play options, where you can switch it off or auto-play when you are connected to a WiFi.option to turn off autoplay videos in Facebook android

Method 3: Disable Videos From Auto Playing On Facebook From iPhone

  • Open Facebook App.
  • Tap on the wrench icon at bottom right hand side.how to disable the video autoplay in Facebook
  • Next, look for the Settings and tap on it.
  • It will pop up some options. Choose Account Settings.stop autoplay videos in Facebook iPhone
  • Now look for Videos and Photos and tap on it. It will take you to Video Settings.disable autplay video option in Facebook iPhone
  • In Video Setting screen, tap on Auto-play which will list you with options. Where you can disable the autoplay of videos.autoplay filter option in Facebook iPhone

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This is how you can stop autoplay videos in Facebook whether it is a browser, Android app or iPhone. Now, if you don’t want to disable videos autoplay and wish that the videos play automatically but without sound then continue reading.

2. Turn Off Sound for Autoplay Videos on Facebook App

Until now, if you have not turned off autoplay videos on Facebook then the videos in your news feed would auto play but with the sound turned off by default. To get the sound you need to tap on the video once. But things have changed now and if you have enabled autoplay videos then the videos will play with sound by default. You can tap on the volume icon to quickly mute the volume as shown below.

Mute Video Sound from Facebook news feed
Quickly turn off video sound

But what if you want the videos to autoplay with the sound muted by default as before? Fortunately, Facebook has provided an option to set default sound preference.

You can find them by following the steps shared below.

Method 1: Stop Autoplay Videos Sound by Default From The iOS app

1. Update to the latest version and open the app.

2. Tap on the Hamburger icon at the bottom right and select Settings.

3. Next, select Account Settings.

Facebook iOS App Settings

4. Select Sounds under Settings.

5. There is a new option included which says Videos in News Feed Start With Sound. By default, it will be ON. Toggle it to OFF and tap on the back icon at the top left to save the changes.

Turn Off Sound for Autoplay Videos on Facebook iOS App

Close and open the app for the change to reflect. The videos will autoplay but without sound as you wanted.

Please note that this is only the default setting and you can always turn on the video sound if desired for a particular video by tapping on the mute icon on the video from the Facebook news feed.

Play Video Sound from Facebook News feed
Quickly turn on video sound from news feed

You can always enable the sound by default for Facebook auto play videos by following the same steps and switching ON Videos in News Feed Start With Sound.

Also Read: How to Share Video from Facebook to WhatsApp

Method 2: Autoplay Videos Without Sound By Default From Android App

1. After updating to the latest version, open the app.

2. Tap on the Hamburger icon at the top right and select App Settings.

Stop Sound for Autoplay Videos on Facebook Android app

3. Toggle Videos in News Feed Start With Sound to OFF. It will be under General Settings.

Go back to save the changes and restart the app for them to reflect.

Also Read: How to Add and Use Facebook Trusted Contacts

We hope that this article helped you to turn off videos autoplay or their sound by default on Facebook Android and iPhone app. If you found this piece of content informative then share it on social media with your friends.

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