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Default How to disable Facebook's default video player?

Hello dear posters,

I think my question is clear. You know Facebook gets updated almost every week. I don't remember but, for older versions of Facebook after hitting a video thumbnail, I was able to choose any player that installed my device ( MX Player, BSplayer etc.)

But after nowadays updates it's changed. When I hit a video it starts directly in Facebook app without asking which way I'd like to play..

I don't want to turn back to previous versions of Facebook and don't want to install 3th party apps.

Is there any ideas how to disable Facebook's default video player?
Can we change some permissions via Root Explorer?

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Hello dear posters,

I think my question is clear. You know Facebook gets updated almost every week. I don't remember but, for older versions of Facebook after hitting a video thumbnail, I was able to choose any player that installed my device ( MX Player, BSplayer etc.)

But after nowadays updates it's changed. When I hit a video it starts directly in Facebook app without asking which way I'd like to play..

I don't want to turn back to previous versions of Facebook and don't want to install 3th party apps.

Is there any ideas how to disable Facebook's default video player?
Can we change some permissions via Root Explorer?

Thanks in advance,


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Thank you for your help dude but this is not the solution. You mentioned clear defaults. I know that 😊

But The problem is, in Facebook app it doesn't ask you which player you'd like to play. After hitting a video it starts directly.
Therefore; you don't choose anything by mistake so as to clear defaults.

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Thank you for your help dude but this is not the solution. You mentioned clear defaults. I know that ��

But The problem is, in Facebook app it doesn't ask you which player you'd like to play. After hitting a video it starts directly.
Therefore; you don't choose anything by mistake so as to clear defaults.

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settings/general/videos click to off
should be a similar thing in the app?

“Auto-play videos on Wi-Fi only”
will still do it on wifi but that's the best you can do for now until FB changes/fixes it.
maybe do FB through a browser instead of the app?
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I think that there is a built in player in the app, so the solution should be browsing through a internet browser, which has been said.
 
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No it's not working native browser, either..

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Try using not the desktop version of Facebook, but the mobile version.
 
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I've tested, also tested user agent switchers but failed.. I think the only solution to change Facebook files and change permissions via Root Explorer and text editor

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Downgrade to older versions of Facebook app? The ones that allowed you to choose your vid player. You'll have to Google search it.
 
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Thank you dear friends. These are solutions of think differently but i've been searching for a technical solution. Yes i know there are so many older facebook apks to solve that but that's not a real solution for me.. I want to use latest

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