Want to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms?


The autoplay video feature is available on Facebook, Twitter or just across the internet in general. Here is how you can turn it off on different platforms.

How to turn off autoplay videos for Twitter?

While you may not witness as many videos as you see on Instagram, one might get exposed to some unwanted content on Twitter. So, you can follow the below-mentioned steps to turn off autoplay.

Step 1: Open Twitter on your smartphone and tap on your profile icon. Now, tap again on “Settings and privacy.”

Step 2: You then need to jump on “Accessibility, display, and languages” > “Data usage.” Here, you will find the “Autoplay” setting, which you can use to disable autoplaying of videos on your feed.

How to turn off autoplay videos for Instagram?

Instagram doesn’t have a dedicated option for this, but there is something that you can do to avoid autoplay of videos on this popular social media platform.

  • You can simply turn on “Data Saver,” so Instagram will not load videos in advance. For this, just go to your profile page and tap on the hamburger menu, which is located in the top right corner.
  • Android users then need to tap again on Settings > Account > Cellular Data Use > Data Saver.

How to disable autoplay videos for Facebook?

Unlike Instagram, Facebook does offer an option to switch off this feature.

  • All you need to do is open the app and visit the “Settings & Privacy” section.
  • Here, just tap on Settings > scroll down to Preferences and tap Media > Scroll down to Autoplay and then you can select “Never Autoplay Videos.”