Facebook has made some changes in the main application this year, and if you’re one of those people still annoyed by the news, here’s how you can remove that. This is about the videos that run automatically and also about opening links in the internal browser from Facebook.
In the main application for the social network nowadays clips are playing automatically. Probably it has been many times you’ve been bothered by this. Moreover, beyond the discomfort, video auto play on your phone consumes your mobile Internet traffic.
The second feature was Facebook to implement their own browser in Android application (there was such a thing in the iOS). However, it is quite limited, and some of you will give up this browser starting automatically.
How do you stop the videos that start automatically on Facebook?
On the web, to stop videos auto play – you must enter the settings. From there, proceed to the videos field and tick off the setting instead of the starting automatically choice. You can also check and, get those who are charging directly in HD, if this resolution is available for those videos.
Facebook settings button is on the top bar, the last button, where you have the shortcuts to messages, notifications and Timeline.
When it comes to Android or the iOS app, things vary slightly between the two. On Android, you reach App Settings trough the last button (marked with three horizontal lines) on the top right, then you navigate to the bottom of the menu that shows up. You go to Video Auto-play and set either Wi-Fi only, if you want videos to be automatically played when you are on Wi-Fi or set as Off and that is it, you will not be bothered by them.
In iOS, you browse through the settings menu to the Facebook application. There, you have a Settings field dedicated to this application and you will find the Auto-play setting. Similarly, you can set Wi-Fi only, to On or Off.
How to open links in another browser, not in Facebook
On the web you do not have this problem, it’s only on Android. You must navigate the same, in the App Settings menu, and you have the field: Always open links with external browser. Make sure you have checked that one, and so you get rid of the browser introduced by Facebook.
On iOS things are little more complicated. You can only open links in the internal browser, and then through the Share button to open links in Safari.
Hope it helps !