Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 1, 2014

Facebook recently made it so that videos on your News Feed will automatically starting playing when you scroll by them. It’s annoying and distracting, but luckily, it’s really easy to stop this from happening. Here’s what you need to do. If you’re using Facebook in your browser, head into the drop-down menu in the upper right hand corner of Facebook, and click on Settings. Click on “Videos” in the left-hand column, then change the Auto-Play Videos setting from “On” to “Off.” Things aren’t quite so cut-and-dry on mobile – Facebook won’t let you completely turn off its video ads when you’re on the go, but it will let you disable them when you’re not on Wi-Fi. If you’re on Android, open the left sidebar in the Facebook app and tap “App Settings.” Once you’re there, check the “Auto-Play Videos on Wi-Fi Only” box. On iOS devices, head into the Settings app and open up Facebook’s settings. Under “Video,” switch the “Auto-Play on Wi-Fi Only” option on. Annoying, but not tough to do.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).