Facebook Videos Will Soon Autoplay with Sound

Please no.

  • · Posted 13 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

For some reason, Facebook has decided to roll out an update that absolutely no one wants or has asked for - autoplaying videos with sound. At the moment when you scroll through your News Feed the videos will play, but will be muted, allowing the viewer to decide if they want the sound or not, but that's all about to change following a "multi-month testing period" that began in August.

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That said, the company added that the videos will honour your current smartphone settings, so if you have your phone on silent then it's not just suddenly going to blare out the sound to everyone around you. You'll also be able to disable the new feature in Facebook’s mobile settings panel and the sound will also not interrupt music from Apple Music, Spotify, or any other mobile audio source.

Apparently, Facebook believes the change will keep users engaged for longer with video content on the platform, but to us it just sounds really annoying. We'll have to wait and see…

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