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How to turn off Autoplay Videos on Facebook and Twitter

Are you trying to save your data on either Facebook or Twitter and you can’t because of the annoying videos that autoplay every now and then each time you scroll through your newsfeed?

Or you are trying to prevent yourself from watching irrelevant content that is not beneficial to you and you wish there was a way to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook and Twitter?

Whatever your reasons are for having such thoughts, you don’t have to bother as today’s article aims at teaching you how to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook and Twitter.

The Autoplay feature on both Twitter and Facebook aren’t recent features, as they have been around for a long time. The autoplay feature for Facebook was launched on this social media platform in 2013 and on Twitter, it was launched in 2015.

The Autoplay feature on both Facebook and Twitter can be great especially when you just want to have fun online or while away time but at the same time can prove to be frustrating especially when you are trying to save data. Hence, today’s article is centered on teaching you how to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook and Twitter.

How to Turn Off Autoplay Videos on Facebook and Twitter

Turning off autoplay videos on Facebook and Twitter social media platforms both depends on the medium you are using to access your account whether it is through a mobile device (Android or iOS) or the web. To learn how to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook and Twitter using any of the medium listed above, follow the detailed guide below.

Facebook (Android devices)

To learn how to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook with your Android device, follow the sets of instructions outlined below:

  • Open your Facebook app on your android device. If you are logged out of your account, kindly log in (by inputting your username and password in the space provided) before proceeding.
  • Tap on the three (3) horizontal lines found at the top-right corner of your screen.
  • Tap on Settings & Privacy.
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down till you find Media and Contacts. Once you do, tap on it.
  • Tap on Autoplay.
  • Finally, tap on Never Autoplay Videos.

The entire process is quite easy to follow and if followed correctly, you should be able to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook using an Android device.

 

Facebook (iOS Devices)

To learn how to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook with your iOS device, follow the sets of instructions outlined below:

  • Open your Facebook app on your android device. If you are logged out of your account, kindly log in (by inputting your username and password in the space provided) before proceeding.
  • Tap on the three (3) vertical lines, found at the bottom of the screen.
  • Scroll and find Settings and Privacy, then tap on it.
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Media and Contacts.
  • Tap on Videos and Photos.
  • Tap on Autoplay.
  • Finally, tap on Never Autoplay Videos to turn the feature off.

If you followed the steps correctly, you’d be able to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook using an iOS device.

Facebook (Web)

If you prefer accessing your Facebook on the web, then follow the steps below to learn how to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook while on the web.

  • Log into your Facebook account.
  • Click on the downward-facing arrow found at the top-right corner of the page to reveal a menu.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click on the Videos option. You’ll find this option in the toolbar on the right side of your screen.
  • You’ll see Auto-play videos Click on the arrow facing downwards with default written beside it.
  • Finally, click on Off to disable the feature.

Also note that while using your computer to access your Facebook account, you can as well change the default video quality as well as turn on or off the videos captions option while you are at it.

Twitter (Android & iOS Devices)

For Twitter, the process is basically the same so I’ll be treating both of them at once rather than segmenting them. Hence to learn how to turn off autoplay videos on Twitter with your Andriod or iOS device, follow the sets of instructions outlined below:

  • Open the Twitter app.
  • Tap on the hamburger icon found at the top-left corner of your screen.
  • From the menu options, tap on Settings and Privacy.
  • Locate the Data Usage option and tap on it.
  • Scroll down and find Video autoplay Once found, tap on it.
  • Finally, select Never to turn off autoplay videos on both Android and iOS devices.

Twitter (Web)

If you prefer accessing your Twitter on the web, then follow the steps below to learn how to turn off autoplay videos on Twitter while on the web.

  • Log into your Twitter account.
  • Click on More, found at the left-hand menu.
  • Click on Settings and Privacy.
  • Next, click on Accessibility, display, and languages.
  • Scroll down and locate Data Usage.
  • Under Data Usage, you should find the Autoplay option. Click on it, to turn off the autoplay feature.

Now you have learned how to turn off autoplay videos on Facebook and Twitter, whether you are on Twitter or Facebook, if you have followed the steps outlined above correctly then you’d no longer be bothered with both apps playing videos automatically.

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