It’s no secret that the Facebook app is a data hog. All those pictures, auto-playing videos, and status updates burn through a data plan quickly. While we can’t stop your friends from sharing funny cat videos, we can stop those videos from automatically playing when we’re not on Wi-FI, and save data automatically.
Save Data on Android
If you have an Android phone or tablet, you’re in luck because the Facebook Android app has a built in data saving feature.
Go to Facebook Settings and tap on the 4th option”Data Saver”
Tell just toggle the switch on the right to turn it on.
Save Data on iPhone
While there is not data saver option for iOS devices, you can still turn off Autoplay videos
Go to Facebook Menu
Tap on Settings at the bottom
Choose Account Settings
Tap on Videos and Playlists
Since Facebook automatically selects “On Mobile Data and Wi-Fi connections,” go ahead and choose either “On Wi-Fi Connections Only” or “Never Autoplay Videos”
And it’s that simple! In just a few steps you could be saving a few bucks in data usage every month. Even better you’ll most likely see your battery burn less quickly.