After about six months of testing, Facebook has decided to start rolling out a new feature on mobile that automatically plays sound for videos in your News Feed, thanks to “positive feedback” from test users. As far as I’m concerned, they have been testing with the wrong users, because auto-playing sound is by far worse than auto-playing videos ever could be.

Previously, you had to tap the video in your feed to turn sound on because it was muted by default. And it should be muted by default. While Facebook has given auto-playing sound a smooth transition, fading in and out as you scroll… more


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