How To Turn Off Autoplay Videos On Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, And Reddit

Aadhya Khatri - Sep 07, 2020


How To Turn Off Autoplay Videos On Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, And Reddit

No matter what you are after, a quick remedy to the annoyance of autoplay videos or a more comprehensive solution, we’ve got you covered down below

Most of us have, at least once, had a not-so-pleasing experience with autoplay videos. They bombard us with their audio as soon as a page is loaded, most of the time when we least expect them.

If the content is what you are interested in, having videos might be something you can accept, otherwise, the experience can only be described as annoying.

No matter what you are after, a quick remedy to the annoyance of autoplay videos or a more comprehensive solution, we’ve got you covered down below:

How To Turn Off Autoplay Videos On Facebook

Here is how you can turn off the autoplay feature if you are surfing Facebook on your browser:

Step 1: Navigate to the top right of the page and click on the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Choose “Settings & Privacy” and then “Settings.”

Step 3: On the left-hand menu, find “Videos.” You will then see a toggle allowing you to turn off autoplay videos.

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On the left-hand menu, find “Videos.”

You can achieve the same outcome on iOS and Android can follow these steps:

Using The iOS App

Step 1: On the bottom of the screen, tap on the menu button.

Step 2: Now access “Settings & Privacy,” and “Settings.”

Step 3: Scroll down to find “Media and Contacts,” and “Videos and Photos.”

Step 4: Turn off “Autoplay,” when you find it.

Using The Android App

Step 1: On the top right corner of the screen, choose the menu button.

Step 2: Scroll down and find “Settings & Privacy,” and “Settings.”

Step 3: Find “Media and Contacts” and choose it.

Step 4: In “Autoplay,” choose “Never Autoplay Videos.”

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Choose Never Autoplay Videos

How To Turn Off Autoplay Videos On Twitter

Here is how you can turn off Twitter’s autoplay videos:

Step 1: Choose “Data usage.”

Step 2: Choose the setting for “Autoplay,” and then turn off the autoplay function.

Using The iOS And Android Apps

Step 1: At the top of the screen, tap on the profile picture.

Step 2: In the menu, choose “Settings and privacy.”

Step 3: Find “Data usage,” “Video autoplay” and choose “Never.”

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Choose Never

How To Turn Off Autoplay Videos On Instagram

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t give users the choice to turn off video autoplay and there is no easy way around it.

How To Stop Autoplay Videos On Reddit

Reddit does have videos turn on by themselves but lucky for us, the site allows users to opt-out.

Using The New Design

Step 1: In the upper-right corner, choose your username and then “User settings.”

Step 2: Find “Feed settings” at the top of the page and turn “Autoplay media” off.

Using The Legacy Version

Step 1: Find “Preference” near your username.

Step 2: remove the tick for “Autoplay Reddit videos on the desktop comments page” under “Media.”

Step 3: To apply the change, click on “Save options” at the bottom of the page.

Using The Mobile App

Step 1: Locate the search bar and the icon next to it, choose “Settings.”

Step 2: Find “Autoplay” and then turn it off.

How To Turn Off Autoplay Videos On Websites

There are several browsers available, some let you turn off the function, and some don’t.

Using Google Chrome

To stop autoplay videos chrome android, Google used to offer a command-line flag that lets users prevent videos from playing on their own. However, it has disappeared without a trace.

Using Microsoft Edge

Microsoft’s Edge browser does let you limit autoplay videos, not exactly turn them off:

Step 1: On the upper right corner, choose the three-dot icon and “Settings.”

Step 2: Find “Site Permissions” at the corner on the left, scroll down to find “Media autoplay.”

Microsoft Edge turns off autoplay videos
Scroll down to find “Media autoplay”

The instructions say autoplay weather will work depends on your behavior and your interaction with them in the past.

Using Firefox

Firefox allows users to limit autoplay videos to a certain extent:

Step 1: On the upper right corner, click on the three-dot icon and choose “Preferences.”

Step 2: Find “Privacy & Security” in the left column.

Step 3: Scroll down and find a section called “Permissions” and find “Autoplay.” Choose “Settings.”

Step 4: The drop-down menu will give you the choice to allow or block videos and audios. Users can so specify which sites they want to allow this feature.

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The drop-down menu will give you the choice to allow or block videos and audios

Using Safari

Disabling autoplay on Safari is simple and here is how to do so:

Step 1: Choose Safari and then Preference.

Step 2: On the top menu, click on “Websites.”

Step 3: In the side menu, choose “Auto-play.”

Step 4: At the bottom right corner, find the menu and pick “Never Auto-Play.”

Safari turn off autoplay videos
Pick “Never Auto-Play”

Much like Firefox, Safari allows you to make exceptions for sites you want to leave the autoplay function intact.

How To Turn Off Autoplay Videos On Youtube

On Desktop

Step 1: Log into your account on YouTube.

Step 2: Play a random video.

Step 3: Choose “Settings,” the gear icon at the bottom toolbar.

Step 4: You will see a toggle for Autoplay, now turn it off.

On Mobile

This process works for both iOS and Android devices:

Step 1: Go to the YouTube app.

Step 2: Play a random video.

Step 3: In the “Up Next” section you will see the toggle for autoplay, turn it off.

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