Personally, I want my news feed to be a bit quiet. That's why I used to completely turn off auto-play videos in Facebook to browse through the news feed with the peace of mind. Till now the Facebook news feed videos used to play only when you tapped on them. But that's going to change. The videos will now start playing automatically as soon as you scroll through your news feed.
So, the next time you go to check out your news feed, videos from your friends and other sources will welcome you loudly. The sound of the videos will fade in and out as you browse through the feed. Don't want the videos to play automatically? Follow this quick guide to disable sound from the Facebook news feed on your iPhone and computer.
How to Turn Off Sound in Facebook News Feed Videos on iPhone and Computer
How to Turn Off Sound in Facebook News Feed Videos on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Launch Facebook on your iOS device.
Step #2. Next, tap on the menu button at the bottom right corner of the screen → Scroll down and tap on Settings.
Step #3. Select Account Settings in the menu.
Step #4. Next up, tap on Sounds.
Step #5. Now, you need to turn off the switch next to “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound.” (In case you don't see the following option, the feature is yet to roll out for your account.)
How to Turn Off Sound in Facebook News Feed Videos on Computer
Note: Facebook is yet to roll out this feature for all users.
Step #1. Open any web browser and go to facebook.com. Then, log in to your account, if you aren't already.
Step #2. Next, click on the tiny downward arrow at the top right menu.
Step #3. Click on Settings.
Step #4. Next up, you have to choose Videos.
Step #5. Finally, you need to select Off under Videos in News Feed Start with Sound option.
From now on videos in news feed won't play automatically.
The Bottom Line
Fortunately, you can still prevent videos from playing automatically. There is also a way to turn off Facebook app sound effects on your iOS device. The social networking giant is to flag off the new auto-play videos with audio feature very soon.