Video changes coming to your Facebook news feed

(WYMT/CNN) – Facebook is making another change to how you use the social media app on your phone. Specifically, they are changing how you watch videos.

Right now, videos on Facebook play silently until you tap them. The company announced Tuesday that, with the new update, the videos will automatically play with sound unless your phone is on silent.

The other option is, if you never want videos to play with sound, you can disable the new feature by switching off “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound” in Settings.

In the announcement about the upcoming changes, the product and engineering managers of Facebook also informed users that vertical videos will easily expand to full screen on mobile devices.

They also say you will be able to minimize the video you are watching to a picture-in-picture view that keeps playing in the corner of your screen, allowing you to continue watching it while you do something else on your phone. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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