Facebook Is Starting To AutoPlay Newsfeed Videos With Sound

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Found 15th Feb
Things are going to start getting noisier on Facebook.

http://i.imgur.com/cR6H4In.png?1

Facebook have today rolled out a feature update to users, allowing video audio to be played out whilst you browse your news feed. Previously, users would need to click on the video in order to hear audio.

"As people watch more video on phones, they’ve come to expect sound when the volume on their device is turned on," said Facebook. "After testing sound on in News Feed and hearing positive feedback, we’re slowly bringing it to more people."

Good news is, audio still won't be heard if your phone is on silent.

http://i.imgur.com/e5DJwVC.jpg?1

The update also includes the feature to continue watching a video in the corner of your screen, whilst continuing to browse your news feed.

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At the same time they are video'ing your every move, sound and conversation....

Facebook! Eww..

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Yup, no issue. Just turn it off.

As people watch more video on phones, they’ve come to expect sound when the volume on their device is turned on

Um, no. If I've played a video in bed at night and wanted to hear the sound, it doesn't automatically follow that I want to automatically hear a video on the train at 7:30 in the morning when I'm browsing my feed.

face what??

robcrazee

face what??


Face Party

Thanks for whatsapping us with this non-newsworthy news about a relic website.

Oh great- there's plenty of those annoying videos with the sound of a woman having an orgasm over it out there, and now you have no control over it I expect there will be more. So yeah, turn off auto play I think!

simonc23

Face Party


Friendface

Doesn't affect me. I have a demanding job and many varied hobbies

face brag....the book of face......fake brag.....ive got more.

Stupid site where the sheep of today like to graze. Really wish it would go the way of bebo
Edited by: "robcrazee" 15th Feb

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FoxRaynard

FriendfaceDoesn't affect me. I have a demanding job and many varied … FriendfaceDoesn't affect me. I have a demanding job and many varied hobbies


Haha nice

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Narcissistbook by any other name

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As people watch more video on phones, they’ve come to expect sound when t … As people watch more video on phones, they’ve come to expect sound when the volume on their device is turned onUm, no. If I've played a video in bed at night and wanted to hear the sound, it doesn't automatically follow that I want to automatically hear a video on the train at 7:30 in the morning when I'm browsing my feed.



You have Facebook? oO the things I would give to know the link!

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robcrazee

face brag....the book of face......fake brag.....ive got more. Stupid … face brag....the book of face......fake brag.....ive got more. Stupid site where the sheep of today like to graze. Really wish it would go the way of bebo



HEAWD has it!

Don't understand why there's always hate when there's a Facebook post lol
yeah it can be the cause for many arguments ,divorces & bullying...
but I find the Facebook groups great especially the local ones and the buy/sell groups

What about those videos that have surprise orgasmic noises on them, guessing we will all get a bit red faced on the train a bit more often now! Poop

it does get annoying when adverts auto-play and the noise is excruciatingly loud. I've started muting my tech until there's something i want to hear instead of being told what to hear

This is actually a decent feature, no need to open videos and plays them without sound, it's been like this for months for Beta users. Love it when people kick off when they don't actually use FB. Grow up fools.

stefromuk

Don't understand why there's always hate when there's a Facebook post … Don't understand why there's always hate when there's a Facebook post lolyeah it can be the cause for many arguments ,divorces & bullying... :(but I find the Facebook groups great especially the local ones and the buy/sell groups



​Me too. The usual people like to feel superior by saying they don't use Facebook.
Facebook is what ever a user makes of it.
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