Not only is this annoying, it has potentially costly consequences for mobile users with limited data tariffs. Imagine being charged for downloading data you didn’t even want to see in the first place!
Thankfully the guys at Mobile Geeks have found the solution:
In your browser, click on the small downward pointing arrow on the top right corner of the Facebook page, then scroll down to ‘settings’. Next click ‘Video’ on the bottom left column and you will see your account’s ‘Auto-play Videos’ settings which has a small box allowing you to choose ‘On’ or ‘Off . Select ‘Off’ and videos will not play until you decide to click them.
They also have a mobile solution, but you’ll have to visit their site to find that one out 🙂 Don’t forget to leave them a comment to say thank you!