How to Turn Off Captions on Facebook

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the constant appearance of captions while watching Facebook videos? If so, this blog post is just for you! Turning off captions on Facebook is quite simple and can be done on both Android devices and PCs.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through every step of the process, ensuring that you can enjoy your Facebook videos without any unnecessary text cluttering your screen.

The ability to turn off captions on Facebook videos gives users more control over their viewing experience. For some, captions may seem unnecessary or intrusive, especially if they detract from the visual content.

By understanding how to turn off these auto-generated subtitles, you can customize your Facebook experience to suit your specific needs and preferences, making it more enjoyable and accessible.

How to Turn Off Captions on Facebook Videos for Android

If you’re an Android user, follow these simple steps to disable captions on Facebook videos:

  • The first step in this process is to open the Facebook app on your Android device. Ensure that you’re logged into your account before proceeding to the next step.
  • Next, navigate to the video you intend to watch.
  • You can do this by scrolling through your feed or visiting a specific page or profile.
  • Once you’ve found the video, tap on it to open the video player.
  • Now that you have your video open, look for the settings icon.
  • Tap on this icon to access the video’s settings.
  • Upon tapping the settings icon, you’ll be presented with a list of options. Look for ‘Closed Captions’ and tap on it.
  • In the captions settings, there will be an option to turn captions off.
  • Tap on ‘Off’ to disable the captions.
  • From this point forward, videos should play without auto-generated subtitles unless you decide to turn them back on.

How to Turn Off Captions on Facebook Videos on PC

For those who prefer browsing Facebook on a desktop or laptop, the process of disabling captions is slightly different. Here’s how you can turn off captions on Facebook videos on PC:

  • Start by opening your preferred web browser and navigate to the official Facebook website.
  • Log in with your credentials if you’re not already signed in.
  • Once logged in, navigate to the top-right corner of the Facebook homepage and click on your profile picture.
  • From the dropdown menu that appears when you click on your profile picture, select ‘Settings & Privacy’.
  • In the ‘Settings & Privacy’ section, click on the ‘Settings’ option.
  • In the settings menu, locate the ‘Videos’ option in the left pane and click on it.
  • In the video settings screen, you’ll find an option labeled ‘Always show captions’. If this is currently set to ‘On’, click on it to change the setting.
  • After clicking on ‘On’, a dropdown menu will appear with the options ‘On’ and ‘Off’.
  • Select ‘Off’ to disable the automatic display of captions on Facebook videos.

Once you’ve done this, the changes will be automatically saved, and your videos will no longer display captions unless you choose to turn them back on.


And there you have it! You now know how to disable captions on Facebook videos on both Android devices and PCs. It’s a simple procedure that can significantly enhance your video-watching experience on Facebook. So go ahead, take control of your content, and customize it according to your preferences for a more enjoyable and accessible Facebook experience. Remember, you’re not limited to these settings. Feel free to explore other options within the settings menu to further personalize your Facebook browsing journey.

Muqadas Fatima

Muqadas is your tech-savvy friend keeping you in the loop on the newest features, app updates, and handy how-to's across various social media platforms. Stay informed and make the most of your social experience.

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