Ending auto-play once and for all
Luckily, turning off auto-play only takes a matter of seconds. On your desktop, go to ‘Settings,’ then ‘Videos,’ and change the ‘Auto-Play Videos’ settings from ‘Default’ to ‘Off.’ You can also change this on your mobile app. Tap the three stacked lines in the bottom right corner of the app. iPhone users, scroll down to ‘Settings,’ then ‘Account Settings,’ then ‘Videos and Photos,’ and look for the auto-play option. Android users, tap ‘App Settings,’ then ‘Autoplay.’
Saving your content for a later date
If you never knew this feature existed, it may forever change the way you use Facebook. Just saying. In the top right corner of every post, you’ll see three dots. Click those dots and choose the first option to save the link/video/post. I’ll copy that link and put it in a folder called ‘Saved’ on the left-hand side of your screen under the Explore category. (This folder only appears after you first save a post.) Now you can read those posts when you have more time and click ‘Unsave’ when you want them gone.
Taking a trip down memory lane (or single avenue)
Here’s another reason you and your significant other need to be Facebook Official. If you go to facebook.com/us, Facebook will show you the complete Facebook history between you and your boo, including photos, status updates with each other, and other fun memories that capture your love. At least, everything about it that you put online. If you’re not in a relationship, facebook.com/us takes you to the relationship status on your profile, where you are not-so-delicately reminded that you are, in fact, single. Sorry for the rude awakening.