If you’re someone who finds Facebook Reels annoying, you can choose to turn off Reels on Facebook. It's as simple as turning off suggested posts on Facebook.
When you’re scrolling through your Facebook feed, you’ll inevitably come across a bunch of Reels, a form of short video. While some people find these short videos entertaining, others are more annoyed by them. Apparently, you belong to the latter group and want to get rid of them. And that's exactly what we are going to do!
In this guide, we will show you how to turn off Facebook Reels. Let's get started!
How To Turn Off Reels On Facebook
You can turn off Reels on Facebook by using a third-party Facebook app (like SlimSocial) or downgrading to an older version of Facebook. Many people on the Internet claim that the web version of Facebook doesn't have Reels, but that’s not true.
If you are like most people, you might not want to go through the hassle of installing a third-party Facebook app or an older version of Facebook. If that's the case with you, you can choose to hide Reels from your Facebook feed. To do that:
- Scroll through your Facebook feed to find Reels
- Tap the 3 dots icon next to Reels and short videos
- Tap Hide
The Reels will only be hidden for the current browsing session. When you open the Facebook app for the next time, they will reappear and you can repeat the same process to get rid of them.
How To Turn Off Sound On Facebook Reels
The most annoying thing about the Facebook Reels is that they play automatically with sound on. Thankfully, Facebook has an option to turn off sound as well as disable the autoplay function.
To turn off the automatic sound for Feed videos and Reels, follow the steps below:
- In the top right of Facebook, tap the 3-lines icon.
- Scroll down and tap Settings and privacy, then tap Settings.
- Scroll down to Preferences and tap Media.
- Below Autoplay, toggle off the switch next to Videos start with sound to turn the automatic sound off.
Alternatively, you can turn off sound on Facebook Reels using the volume rocker button on your device. To disable the autoplay function, just check the box next to Never Autoplay Videos and you will be fine. This will apply to all videos, not only Reels.
Hope this helps! Have fun on Facebook without being interrupted by annoying Reels.