Facebook is pruning its video service with some couple of changes. Most particularly is its mode of playing its videos. From the development surfacing, it indicates that Facebook will be introducing a couple of changes to its video playing rolling in something like an “autoplay”. What is the implication of this autoplay?
It means that when your phone is not silent (as to how you set it) or possibly you have not disabled the feature via the mobile settings panel of Facebook, any video you happen to see in the New Feed will play automatically with sound on by default. For some time now since August Facebook has been testing this feature.
You can however be sure that this Facebook’s automatic video sound playing will not turn disruptive in that it will not disturb your music coming from Spotify, Apple Music as at the time Facebook video starts playing. Quoting the words of Dan Rose, who occupies the position of Facebook’s vice president of partnerships, he had laid emphasis on the changes reiterating that Facebook strives to respect the privacy of users “We’re going to honor the sound settings on your phone,” he said today at Recode’s Code Media conference. “If sound is on your phone, we’ll default to sound on rather than off.”
According to Facebook you can choose to turn off the feature by simply toggling on the “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound” appearing in the settings panel. Well the ambitions of Facebook can be technically read in that Facebook could be calculating that when it turns on the sound on Facebook automatically, users can easily get absorbed in the videos as Facebook strategically strives to make the biggest social medial platform an equal destination for video be it streaming or recorded.