How To Stop Facebook From Auto-Playing Videos

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Ever since Facebook released it’s now famous IPO, it’s become increasingly more annoying in an attempt to turn itself from an ordinary social network into a advertising platform.

If putting video ads in our feed wasn’t offensive enough, the videos now auto-play while you scroll your feed.

Let’s put a stop to that.

If you’re using the Chrome browser, as the majority of internet surfers now do, it’s an easy task to block Facebook videos.

Simply pop open a new tab in Chrome and paste the following in your address bar: chrome://settings/contentExceptions#plugins

The window that appears gives you a choice in allowing or blocking specific behaviors from your every plugin – facebook videos in this case.

Scroll to the bottom and add the following in the ‘Hostname pattern’: [*.]

No more annoying videos playing – just the ones you want, as it should be.

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