how can I stop the videos on facebook?

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how can I stop the videos on facebook? even if u don't watch them, don't they still use up your data? also all I do is online school and play games, very rarely I will watch Netflix. what can I do to help save some data or conserve it? thanks
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Angela Watson

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After you login into your FB account, there will be an arrow pointing down (next to padlock icon) in upper right corner, click the arrow and then click settings. On the left side of screen you will see setting options. Select VIDEOS, you will want to adjust QUALITY OF VIDEO to SD ONLY and Change the AUTO PLAY to OFF.
Hope this helps!
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Also, just some extra advice. For YouTube you will want to login to your account, in the upper right corner there will be a Cog Wheel (looks like tire with spikes kind of), those are your settings, click on that and again on the left hand side of screen will appear some options. You will need to select Playback and select: "I have slow connection, never play higher-quality video"
For Netflix, you will login to account, go to settings I believe again in the upper right corner, you will want to adjust your data usage settings to Medium (Standard Definition).
With these adjustments you should see a big difference in data usage!!!
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Hello Angela, Jen has some great information above and she is correct. If you follow the steps that she has provided you will be able to turn the auto play on Facebook off.
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Also, install FlashBlock add-on to your browser....it will stop all Flash videos from loading or playing unless you OK it by clicking the "f" icon in the placeholder where the video would be shown...then it will allow that one video to play.
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Just a word of caution on FlashBlock...

While it has worked well, as more sites switch over to HTML5 video it still prevents them from playing. However, it doesn't yet prevent them from buffering (i.e. loading) and therefore consuming data.

More details can be found over at the end of this thread:

https://community.exede.com/exede/topics/data-usage-tips

There is a newer/different flash block add-on that prevents the buffering but see my caveats over there (it even provides different icons for Flash and HTML5).
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