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Users face high data charges due to Facebook’s auto load videos

Even if the users stop to watch the videos, while browsing through Facebook mobile, when you scroll past, the data charges will apply to your usage limit. This is not limited to just one country, but the problem is experienced throughout the globe by Facebook users.

The users stated; “We’ve seen many complaints from people who have been stung with data bills after exceeding their monthly allowance and who believe it to be because of Facebook autoplaying videos.”

The issue was faced and realized after the ice bucket challenge videos, that were populating the internet page. It is not wonder that the video helped to raise the awareness and in the increase of the amount of the donation. But, on the other hand, the users have ended up receiving huge bills of their data usage.

The solution to be relieved of this issue is stated below;

For Apple iOS devices: open the Settings application and then go to Facebook > Settings > Auto-play; and then select “Wi-Fi only” or turn the feature off completely.

Users have complained that the reason behind their high data usage charges, is the Facebook ads and videos that are uploaded automatically

Users have complained that the reason behind their high data usage charges, is the Facebook ads and videos that are uploaded automatically

For Android devices: go into the Facebook app itself and then open the Settings menu. Scroll down a little ways and you will see the “auto-play” option. Select “wi-fi only” or turn off the feature.

For computer users:  turn off auto-play on your computer by opening the settings on your Facebook page and making the relevant adjustments.

About The Author

David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online ("resilier.com"); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "gust.com", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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