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Facebook Video: How To Disable Auto-Play
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Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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4/18/2014 | 7:43:20 PM
should work for cellular
Why allow Autoplay to be disabled only on WiFi when its on cellular that the data of a video has an actual impact on billing?
MitaliC341
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MitaliC341,
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4/19/2014 | 4:01:35 PM
Re: should work for cellular
Auto play is sometimes bothering. This will help us to get relived.

 
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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4/28/2014 | 2:12:15 PM
Re: should work for cellular
You can enable it to play only on WiFi instead of both WiFi and cellular data.
NoirB737
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NoirB737,
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7/22/2014 | 10:08:45 AM
macbook air
Hi

I have a new macbook air and I have chewn through 4gb of data in under 24 hrs.... I did all my updates in store so I suspect it is the facebook auto video play.

when i click on the triangle

then setting

after dashboard there is no listing for video so I cant turn it off?

I have reported it to facebook but I am sure they wont reply....any tips please I only get 8gb per monthon my pathertic plan which I cant change for 12 months!!!! Pleaseeeeeee!!!!
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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4/21/2014 | 7:03:16 AM
Perfect
Thanks didn't know this and hadn't had a chance to dig through the options yet. Good to see there's an option in there as would have been annoyed if my data had gotten chewed up by the auto-vids. 
SerenaTK
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SerenaTK,
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7/6/2014 | 4:43:18 PM
Some people have no way out!
Is this still being rolled out to all users? My friend does not have a video tab option in her settings. She desperately wants a way out of auto-play!
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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7/8/2014 | 11:24:04 AM
Re: Some people have no way out!
She should have it by now. What device is she using?
MagiusMarauder
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MagiusMarauder,
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7/11/2014 | 4:48:55 PM
Re: Some people have no way out!
I verified today, that my IOS device 5S - Can OPT OUT of auto video streaming completely.

Not just when it's not connected to WiFi :)

The key thing to remember is on your IOS device, you don't open up the Facebook App itself, and then try to disable the video stream. You have to do it outside of the facebook App via IOS settings app.

So you find your IOS settings - then scroll down to Facebook -
Then click the " Settings >" line. 
It will take you to the IOS facebook settings
Then click "Auto-Play" and then  you have the following 3 choices
"On"
"Wi-fi" only"

"Off"

Hopefully this helps you.



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