How to Stop Videos Playing Automatically on Facebook with FB Purity

Disable Autoplay Videos on Facebook with F.B. Purity

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Guide to Disabling Autoplay-ing Videos on Facebook with FB Purity

This method works for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Maxthon ( If you are using Internet Explorer, I highly recommend you install one of the previously listed browsers, as this method is not compatible with IE. )

  1. Install the Safe, Free and Top Rated F.B. Purity browser extension
  2. After F.B. Purity is installed, you should see an "FBP" link at the top of the Facebook page, next to the "Home" link, click it to open the FB Purity options screen.
  3. Next click the "Click to Disable Autoplay" link under the "Video Stories" heading
    Stop videos playing AUtomatically on Facebook with FB Purity's Disable Autoplay option

  4. FBP will then open Facebook's Video Settings page and should automatically turn off the Autoplay option for you (Pic of video settings page. Please note: if it doesn't switch if off automatically, you can turn it off yourself with the drop down box on that page. If the option does not show, then you will need to use an alternative method for disabling autoplay)
  5. Thats it! No more Autoplay-ing videos! :D

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For anyone who wishes to disable video autoplay on *all* websites you visit, there's an article on PCAdvisor that explains how to do it: That article omits Opera and Safari, but in Opera, you can just go to settings / websites / plugins then select "Click to play". In Safari, apparently you need to adjust the setting for each plugin. To change the settings: Click the Safari menu, select Preferences / Security then click "Manage Website Settings" to the right of Internet plug-ins. Select a plug-in, click the "When visiting other web sites" box, and select "Ask". Do this for each plugin that you don't want to autoplay.

Please note: If you have videos that autoplay with sound, thats a sign that your computer most likely has malware installed on it, as Facebook's own videos do not autoplay with sound. You should run an anti-malware scanner in that case, to get rid of it. Suggested scanners are: "SuperAntiSpyware" and "Malwarebytes Antimalware"

I hope this helps you,

Cheers,

Steve

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