Facebook has announced changes to videos on its platform, and one of them might rub people the wrong way. Videos currently autoplay in your feed, eating data and resources, but at least they’re silent. The announced change is that sound will now be on by default.
The audio of videos will fade in and out as you’re scrolling through your feed. Fortunately, Facebook will at least make it so that audio won’t autoplay if your phone is set to silent.
If you’re not a fan of this change, there will be a setting to turn audio autoplay off. The change is that it will now be on by default for everyone.
Other feature introductions are larger previews for vertical videos, a picture-in-picture mode for videos so you can watch and continue scrolling (and even exit the app without interrupting the video on Android), and a Facebook Video app coming to smart TVs.
Let us know what you think of this change in the comments! Will you be keeping audio autoplay on or turning it off?