How to stop autoplaying videos on Facebook and save your phone’s data

All those videos playing while you scroll your Facebook timeline are eating up your data — and you’re probably not even watching them. What a waste!

Facebook’s autoplay videos are annoying and unnecessary. Thankfully, there’s a simple way to stop them from playing on your smartphone.

Open your Facebook app, and hit the three little lines at the bottom-right corner.

Tap this to get to SettingsAlexis Kleinman/Facebook

Then go to settings.

Go to Settings here.Alexis Kleinman/Facebook

From there, hit “account settings.”

Tap Account SettingsAlexis Kleinman/Facebook

To get to video settings, tap “videos and photos.”

Go to Videos and Photos.Alexis Kleinman/Facebook

You can change the autoplay settings here.

Here you’ll find the autoplay options.Alexis Kleinman/Facebook

The final step is choosing “never autoplay videos.”

Choose “Never Autoplay Videos.”Alexis Kleinman/Facebook

And that’s it! This should save you some data, battery life and peace of mind.

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