stop autoplay video on facebook and twitter

Stop Twitter & Facebook Videos From Autoplaying

Twitter and Facebook introduce new features every now and then to enhance user experience. But there are times when these features become more annoying than useful. Recently, they have enabled auto-play video feature so whenever you scroll on a page, any video content would start playing automatically. This can burn off your internet data unnecessarily, especially when using a smartphone.

Well, worry not, this can be taken care of. In this article, we will discuss how to stop Twitter videos from autoplaying.

Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On The Web

  • Log in to your Twitter account.
  • Click on your profile picture at the top right corner of the Twitter page.Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On The Web
  • A drop-down menu will appear, click on Settings and Privacy.
  • You will be redirected to the Settings page, navigate to Content and under Video Tweets, uncheck the box “Video AutoPlay”.Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On The Web
  • Click on Save changes
  • It will prompt for your Twitter account password and then click on Save Changes again.Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On The Web

Now videos won’t play until you click on them.

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Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On iPhone

While on the Twitter app on your iPhone, the steps could be a bit different.

  • Open Twitter app.
  • Locate “Me” at the bottom of the page. Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On iPhone
  • Tap on the Settings icon.
  • A pop-up menu will come up. Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On iPhone
  • Select Settings and Privacy.
  • From General, select Data Usage. Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On iPhone
  • Under Data Usage-> Video-> tap on Video Autoplay Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On iPhone
  • Video Autoplay has three options – Mobile data & Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi only and Never.
  • Select Never.
  • And then go back and click on Done.

Now the videos will play when you tap on them.

Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On Android

While on the Twitter app on your Android, the initial steps could be a bit different.

  • Open Twitter app.
  • Click on your profile picture.Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On Android
  • From the menu, select Settings and Privacy.Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On Android
  • From General, select Data Usage.
  • Under Data Usage-> Video-> tap on Video AutoplayStop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On Android
  • Video Autoplay has three options – Mobile data & Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi only and Never.Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On Android
  • Select Never.Stop Twitter Videos From Autoplaying When On Android
  • Now the videos will only play if you click on them.

Stop Facebook Videos From Autoplaying

Log in to your Facebook account.

Click on the downward arrow located at the right of the blue menu bar on the top of the screen.Stop Facebook Videos From Autoplaying

Select Settings from the drop-down menu.

On the settings page, click on Video from the list of options on the left-hand side.Stop Facebook Videos From Autoplaying

Set the “Auto-Play Videos” drop-down menu to Off.

Stop Facebook Videos From Autoplaying on iPhoneStop Facebook Videos From Autoplaying on iPhone

  • Open the Facebook app
  • Tap More
  • Scroll down and tap Settings > Account Settings
  • Tap Videos and Photos > Autoplay
  • Choose Never Autoplay to disable the feature.

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Stop Facebook Videos From Autoplaying on AndroidStop Facebook Videos From Autoplaying on Android

  • Open the Facebook app.
  • Tap More (three horizontal lines)
  • Scroll down and select App Settings
  • Tap Autoplay
  • Choose Never Autoplay to disable the feature.

In this way you can easily disable autoplay feature on Twitter or Facebook account for both phone and web.

Srishti Sisodia

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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