Are you annoyed by the fact that videos in Facebook’s desktop interface play automatically when you scroll through your News Feed? Auto-play videos are nice until they are not: they consume system resources, use a large amount of bandwidth and can be quite distracting.
And to some people like this author, auto-playing content constitutes a bad user experience. Facebook defaults to having videos play automatically in the News Feed because of advertisers: a video counts as a view if it plays in your News Feed for more than three seconds.
But what’s good for advertisers usually is not for end users. In this tutorial, we’re going to teach you how to switch a toggle that will prevent videos from playing automatically as you scroll through your News Feed. Read More