February 16, 2017
If you haven’t heard the news, Facebook announced on February 14 that Facebook videos will now automatically play with sound on. For the majority, this new update is a horrible idea. Fortunately for the majority, there are two ways you can stop Facebook videos from automatically playing with sound on. To keep it silent, simply put your phone on silent. Another way is to turn off automatic sound from your Settings. Here’s how to do it.Stop @Facebook Videos from Automatically Playing with Sound On. Click To Tweet
Step 1: Tap the three-lined hamburger button on the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Tap Settings > Account Settings > Sounds.
Step 3: Tap “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound” to turn automatic sound off.
Step 1: Tap the three-lined hamburger button in the upper right corner of the screen.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap “App Settings.”
Step 3: Tap the toggle to off for “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound.”
Because the update for automatic sound on is still slowly rolling out, it’s likely that this update hasn’t rolled out to you yet. If it does, follow the steps above to prevent your videos from ever automatically playing with sound on.
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