We were warned, and now they’re officially here, on your desktop. Autoplay videos on Facebook are officially everywhere.
True to its word, Facebook released the desktop autoplaying videos this week. Here’s what that looks like.
You’ll see the play button on the video, and after stoping your scrolling for a moment, the video will start playing on its own. If you’ve already seen that video, it won’t autoplay again on your second scroll-through when you pass it.
Par for the auto-play course Facebook has set, it looks like for now the only videos coming to life are “native” ones—those that your friends have uploaded or pushed from Facebook. But video links and ads are on the horizon. Just considered yourselves warned, or prepared, however you want to interpret it.
Photo via Flickr/Bas Sluijs
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