To disable the video auto-play attribute from your mobile phone (tablet computer or mobile phone) you'll want to follow my earlier tutorial: Ways to quickly disable video auto-play on your mobile device.
Disabling it in the Internet browser is simple as well, and also the fact that it's so simple informs me that it is without a doubt a new enhancement to the zillion Facebook privacy, safety and security as well as preference setups.
How To Turn Off Facebook Auto-playStart by clicking on the triangle down symbol that gets on the leading right of every Facebook display:
Choose "Settings" near the bottom, then view the left side of the resultant web page of alternatives. Near the bottom of the listing of settings you'll see this:.
The option you want is highlighted in the picture: "Videos".
Click it, and there's one lonely access:.
That's the option. Choose "Off" instead of the default of "On" as well as you'll be good to go, without those annoying videos instantly playing and driving you insane!