Here Is How You Can Get Rid Or Disable Autoplay On Facebook And Twitter

Autoplay was a feature introduced in Windows 98, which enabled automatic display and view of media on appropriate applications.  Now, it was not too late that ‘Social Networks’ began including the said feature in it’s applications and within a quick span of time launched the option in various social networking sites and apps. In recent times, sites like Facebook and Twitter also included the autoplay feature and enabled automatic display of the videos.  With this feature, whenever a video appears in your timeline or feed it starts playing automatically.

Although enabled as yet another advanced feature of the latest technical introductions, the ‘Autoplay’ function did not cause much help to the public and rather unfortunately became a cause of annoyance.  The sudden interruptions and sound interference while browsing or working on the sites, the almost forceful display of videos that people are unwilling to view, often contents that many like to hold away from and most importantly the unnecessary date usage that the automatic play consumes are the biggest reasons beside others behind why the option has not been well accepted by the public.

Fortunately though, there remains an option open, much to the relief of people, about disabling the autoplay option. Read on to know, how can you disable or turn off autoplay from Facebook and Twitter

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How to disable autoplay on Facebook in Android, iOS and Website


  • Go to the top-right corner of the app and tap the three horizontal lines
  • Go to App Settings
  • Select the Autoplay option
  • Opt for Never Autoplay Videos


  • Go to the lower-right corner of the app and tap the three horizontal lines
  • Select Settings followed by Account Settings
  • Select Videos and Photos
  • Go to Autoplay
  • Select Never Autoplay Videos


  • Click on the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the menu bar
  • Select Settings
  • Go to the Video options on the left hand side
  • Select the Auto Play Videos dropdown menu
  • Click Off

How to disable autoplay on Twitter in Android, iOS and Website


  • Open the ‘Twitter app‘ and tap on your display picture from the left side of the app
  • From the dropdown menu, select Settings
  • Select Data and tap on Video Autoplay
  • Opt for Never play videos automatically


  • Tap the cog icon on your profile and select Settings
  • Select Data
  • Go to Video Autoplay
  • Select Never play videos automatically


  • Sign into your account and click your ‘profile picture’ to select Settings from the dropdown menu
  • It will open up to the Account section of your settings, scroll down to the Video Tweets option
  • Uncheck the box that says Video Autoplay

So, Guys, try out all this easy methods and enjoy a hassle free browsing session.

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