How Do I Stop Facebook From Changing Video Quality?

Are you tired of Facebook constantly changing the video quality on your feed? Do you want to know how to stop it?

Look no further! In this tutorial, we’ll go over some simple steps to help control the video quality on Facebook.

Step 1: Go to Settings

The first thing you need to do is go to your Facebook settings. You can do this by clicking on the arrow in the top right corner of your Facebook page and selecting “Settings” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Click on Videos

Once you’re in your settings, click on “Videos” in the left-hand column. This will bring up a list of options related to videos.

Step 3: Adjust Video Settings

Here’s where things get interesting. Under “Video Settings,” you’ll see a dropdown menu labeled “Video Default Quality.” This is where Facebook determines the default video quality for all videos that play automatically on your feed.

  • SD Only: This setting will only play videos in standard definition (480p) or lower. This is a good option if you’re worried about data usage or have a slow internet connection.
  • HD if Available: This setting will automatically play videos in high definition (720p or 1080p) if that option is available. If not, it will default to standard definition.
  • Always HD: As the name suggests, this setting will always play videos in high definition (720p or 1080p) if that option is available.


Keep in mind that these settings only apply to videos that play automatically on your feed. If you manually select a video or watch one in full screen, Facebook will automatically adjust the video quality based on your internet connection.

Step 4: Save Your Changes

Once you’ve selected your preferred video default quality, make sure to save your changes by clicking the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.


And there you have it! By following these simple steps, you can take control of the video quality on your Facebook feed. Whether you prefer standard definition or high definition, Facebook now gives you the power to choose.