Recently, Facebook has given autoplay capabilities to all of the Facebook hosted videos in your newsfeed.
While this is not yet being used for ads, which are coming soon, it does however create an annoyance that some people would rather skip.
Fortunately, it’s really easy to get these videos to behave again, using a simple browser add-on that we’ve discussed many times before!
Use FBPurity To Disable AutoPlay Video on Facebook
I’ve relied on FBPurity to give me control of my settings for more than 3 years and absolutely adore it. It’s available for desktop versions of Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari at this time. It’s the best way to fix Facebook!
In another post, I cover the basics of installing it and how it works. Find that at, introduction to FBPurity.
Once you have it installed, go into the FBPurity settings, under “Video Stories” and check “Disable Autoplay”. Click Save and you’re done!
It’s as simple as that!
When the video crosses through your stream, the little playhead in the center will spin for a second and then stop… and there will be no playing.
This is just one of the many powerful things you can do with FBPurity so be sure to check it out!
What do you think about the autoplay/preview video feature on Facebook?
~ Kim ~
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