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Facebook's Latest Change To Its Newsfeed May Really Annoy Some Users

By katedemolder

February 15, 2017 at 12:17pm


Listen up, scrollers of Facebook newsfeeds – this one concerns you. 

According to Facebook's Newsroom, a number of new ways to watch videos on your feed have recently been released. 

And the most important one yet? Sound fading in and out as you scroll by videos on the social media site. That's right, users no longer have to tap on a video on their feed in order to hear it sound. Instead, sound will fade in and out as you scroll. 

The Newsroom posted this on their Facebook page yesterday:

''Videos in News Feed have previously played silently — you tap on a video to hear sound. As people watch more video on phones, they’ve come to expect sound when the volume on their device is turned on. After testing sound on in News Feed and hearing positive feedback, we’re slowly bringing it to more people. With this update, sound fades in and out as you scroll through videos in News Feed, bringing those videos to life.

If your phone is set to silent, videos will not play with sound. If you never want videos to play with sound, you can disable this feature by switching off “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound” in Settings. We’ll also be showing in-product messages to tell people about the new sound on experience and controls.''

However, this won't affect your device if it's on silent - so the serial scrollers of you needn't worry too much. As well as this, you can disable the new feature in Settings too, should you not wish it to impact on your life in the slightest. 

More video settings were mentioned in the post they published on their social – all of which you can see right here

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