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Did your mobile data increase suddenly this month?

[MUST READ] Disable this Facebook Video Autoplay feature to reduce your mobile data usage!

Facebook has allowed video ads to automatically play in your News Feed. The new feature, which seems to do a lot for Facebook’s advertising clients and very little for its members.

There’s no actual way you can shut off autoplay ads on your phone. This is probably because Facebook is betting big on mobile advertising and wants to profit from as many eyeballs (your eyeballs) as possible. 

In the meantime, the best you can do is adjust your phone’s settings so your phone will autoplay advertisements only when it’s connected to WiFi, so that your 3G/4G data plan won’t take a hit.

With our mobile contracts only offering us 2GB and 3GB data plans instead of the 12GB previously offered, we can't afford to let video after video autoplay on our mobile feed.

To do that in iOS:

go to Settings, scroll down, and select Facebook.

Select Settings.

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From there, select Auto-play on Wi-Fi only.

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To change this setting on Android:

open the Facebook app and tap the menu button at the bottom of your phone. You’ll see a tool icon labeled Settings. Tap it.

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From there you’ll see a screen labeled General Settings. Scroll down and check the box next to Auto-play videos on Wi-Fi only.

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 Via Yahoo Tech