A little while ago the guys over at Facebook thought that it would be a great idea to auto-play most of the videos on your Facebook Newsfeed. Well, maybe it’s great for Facebook in terms of selling video-based advertising, but it’s certainly annoying to most of the users, especially if you’re on mobile data and some random cat video starts to drain your precious traffic.

Disabling auto-play videos is quite simple. Just follow the steps and you’ll be good to go.

In your desktop browser

Quick link to Facebook Video settings

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  1. Go to Facebook
  2. Click on the little arrow in the top-right corner of the page to show the drop-down menu,
  3. Click on “Settings”
  4. Now, on your left, click on the lowest option “Videos”
  5. Select “Off” from the drop-down menu. Easy as that.

On your Android device

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  1. Press the three parallel horizontal lines on the top-right of your screen
  2. Scroll down and select “App Settings”
  3. Select “Video Auto-play”
  4. Choose whether you want to auto-play on Wi-fi only or not at all