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  • Facebook for iOS Updated With Automatic Video Playback


    On Wednesday, social networking giant Facebook released an update to its iOS application bringing the application up to version 6.8.

    The update makes it so that videos in your News Feed will play automatically while you are scrolling through the content in your News Feed. It behaves much like videos in your Instagram News Feed. Even though the videos begin playing automatically, you won’t hear noise from the video until you tap on the video. This prevents unwanted noises from causing a scene when you want to remain quiet.

    The update also adds in some bug fixes for the application, which improve not only the application's security and stability, but also improve the application's performance in some cases.

    Existing users of Facebook for iOS will find the update under the Updates tab in the App Store application. Alternatively, you can download the latest version of Facebook for iOS for free from this App Store link.

    Sources: App Store
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Facebook for iOS Updated With Automatic Video Playback started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. AleaseSharpless's Avatar
      AleaseSharpless -
      Lets see how that turns out to be..
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      My FB has been doing this for a while.. I wrote FB about this. I don't want videos to play! Uses my data without permission! Pisses me off!
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by xboxbml View Post
      My FB has been doing this for a while.. I wrote FB about this. I don't want videos to play! Uses my data without permission! Pisses me off!
      I thought the same thing! I'll push play if I want them to play. Facebook is just going to turn into even more of a data hog.
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      Yup! Makes me want to delete....
    1. saleen_GT's Avatar
      saleen_GT -
      It's crash when I hit play iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.2
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      What's weird is that I noticed some videos play automatically on my News Feed even before I got this update! I've noticed it for almost a week now but it hasn't been on every video.
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      Yeah that's what I had said earlier...I think FB had picked certain accounts in which to force this earlier...I told them to stop..they didn't ...now if u tap it though yer supposed be able to hear the sound..that's what the update did..I'm not updating till they remove this forced feature or make it switchable...total crap
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by xboxbml View Post
      Yeah that's what I had said earlier...I think FB had picked certain accounts in which to force this earlier...I told them to stop..they didn't ...now if u tap it though yer supposed be able to hear the sound..that's what the update did..I'm not updating till they remove this forced feature or make it switchable...total crap
      You disable it so it only auto plays on wifi. Go to settings>Facebook> settings>auto play on wifi only>turn on.
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      Ok I see that now, thanks, but still not good enough...need to be able to just not play video at all if I want..
    1. ChicagoV's Avatar
      ChicagoV -
      The new ability to Direct Message ANYONE in Instagram promises to be far more... interesting update.
    1. iceburgdesigns's Avatar
      iceburgdesigns -
      my wife's iphone has been doing this for at least a month. i was confused as to why mine wasn't and discovered i had to turn an option for this on in the settings. so now, mine has been doing this for a few weeks. I'm going to assume with the new update, it just turns the setting on. as far as unwanted data usage, you should be able to turn it off.