People are watching and sharing more video on Facebook than ever and keeping in view the changing habits Facebook is soon rolling out an update to all its users. The new update will autoplay the sound of a video on News Feed, without users having to tap on it.
In a blog post, Facebook said that as people had begun watching more video on phones, they expected sound when the volume on their devices was turned on. "After testing sound on News Feed and hearing positive feedback, we're slowly bringing it to more people. With this update, sound fades in and out as you scroll through videos in News Feed, bringing those videos to life," Facebook said.
However, if the phone is on silent mode, videos will not play with sound. Users can also disable the feature of autoplay in Settings. Earlier on Facebook, you could either scroll through your News Feed or watch a video. But in its latest update, users can now scroll through News Feed and watch a video by minimizing that to a picture-in-picture view that would keep the video playing in any corner of the screen.
In its new update, vertical Facebook videos will look better with a larger preview in News Feed on mobile devices. The update is available to all watching videos on iOS and Android.
How to disable it
If your phone is set to silent, videos will not play with sound. If you never want videos to play with sound, you can disable this feature by switching off “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound” in Settings.
Follow the simple steps,
To turn automatic sound for News Feed videos on or off:
► Scroll down and tap App Settings
► Tap to turn Videos in News Feed Start With Sound on or off
Keep in mind that you can also control the volume of the videos you see as you scroll in News Feed with the sound settings of your mobile device.