Facebook has revealed a number of new changes, but one may be more controversial than the others
Facebook has announced a number of changes to how the site shows and displays video.
The social network is revolutionising the way users view video content on the site, making sweeping changes to presentation, launching and a whole new app.
However the most controversial choice may have many Facebook users up in arms, due to its potential to be quite annoying.
Facebook videos will now autoplay audio when scrolled past in your News Feed
That's because Facebook has revealed that all videos on your News Feed will now auto-play with the sound turned on.
Previously, Facebook videos played silently, but now more and more people are now watching video on smartphones, they expect sound to come on whenever their device is active.
It says that user feedback has been very positive for the new feature, meaning that from now on, sound will fade in and out on videos you see on your News Feed.
Videos can even be played when exiting the app thanks to the new "picture in picture" feature
But if this latest addition sounds far too annoying, don't worry – there's an easy way to beat this new feature.
Simply head to the Settings menu at the top of your News Feed, where you can tap on the option, "Videos in News Feed Start With Sound" to turn it off, disabling noisy interruptions to your day.
If your phone is set to silent, videos won't play with sound either, meaning there's no possibility of an embarrassing bursts of noise when you're not expecting it.
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The option will be rolling out to users soon, so look out for a new updated version of Facebook in your app store.
Facebook says the moves are due to its users watching and sharing more video than ever.
The site makes a huge amount of money from advertising revenues, a large part of which is video-based, so expect this to continue growing in days to come.
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Making your videos noisier is only one of the new features being introduced by Facebook today.
Top of the list is the ability to continue watching videos even as you keep scrolling, thanks to a new "picture in picture" view that will keep the video playing in the corner of your screen.
You can drag the video to any corner of the screen you want, so you'll never miss a second.
Android users will even be able to keep a video playing – even when you exit the Facebook app to do something else on your phone.
The site is also making videos filmed in vertical formats better to watch on mobile devices, a new larger preview view gives iOS and Android users a much better look.
And there's also an all-new Facebook video app for TV, which will let users with an Apple TV, Amazon fire TV or Samsung Smart TV tune in to their favourite videos on the big screen.
Users will be able to watch videos shared by friends or Pages you follow, as well as check out top live videos from around the world, and recommended videos based on your interests.
You can also catch up on videos you’ve saved to watch later, as well as revisit videos you’ve watched, shared or uploaded.