How To Stop Facebook Ads From Automatically Playing

Have you ever experienced being disrupted while scrolling through your Facebook feed by a video ad that unexpectedly starts playing? Not only can these autoplaying videos be highly irritating, they can also consume your data if you’re not connected to WiFi. Luckily, Facebook offers options for users to prevent these ads from automatically playing. In this guide, we will show you how to stop Facebook ads from playing automatically on both desktop and mobile devices.

On Desktop:

The steps for stopping autoplay video ads on Facebook’s desktop version are straightforward. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the downward arrow located at the top right corner of the Facebook homepage to open a dropdown menu.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy and then click on Settings.
  3. On the left column, click on Videos at the bottom.
  4. In the Auto-Play Videos section, select off from the dropdown menu.

On Mobile (Android/iOS):

The steps on mobile devices are slightly different but still simple. Here’s how:

  1. Open your Facebook app and tap on the three horizontal lines at the bottom right of the screen (for iOS) or top right of the screen (for Android) to open the menu.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Settings & Privacy, then select Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Media and Contacts section and tap on Autoplay.
  4. Choose either On Wi-Fi Connections Only or Never Autoplay Videos according to your preference.

There you go! You should now have successfully stopped Facebook ads from automatically playing. Enjoy your uninterrupted scrolling!

It’s worth noting that even after following these steps, some ads might still play automatically due to Facebook’s algorithms and settings. If this happens, you may need to adjust your Facebook ad preferences to ensure that you’re only seeing content that is relevant and interesting to you.