The continuous looping on mobile devices can use up your data and deplete your battery. Not to mention the public embarrassment of an inappropriate video that suddenly starts playing on your phone. Then there are videos that you might not want to watch without being warned because of their unsettling nature.
The good news is that you can disable it for important services. How? Read on.
How to turn off autoplay on Instagram
Instagram doesn’t offer a way to totally turn off auto-play. However, you can consume less data, which is favorable for individuals with tight monthly bandwidth. Toggle Use Less Data to on by going to your profile on a mobile device, selecting the hamburger menu in the upper right corner, and tapping Settings > Account > Cellular Data Use.
The sound on autoplay videos is disabled when you first access Instagram. However, if you turn on sound for one video, sound will turn on for every subsequent video in your feed until you tap your screen once more. The app is reset to silent the next time you use it after you exit an Instagram session.
How to turn off autoplay on Twitter
On Twitter.com or on a mobile device, you can disable autoplay for videos.
Select Settings and privacy from the More menu by clicking the three dots on Twitter.com. To stop videos and GIFs from playing while you scroll, select Accessibility, display, and language > Data usage > Autoplay > Never.
On iOS and Android, click your profile, choose Settings and Privacy, then select Display and Sound. Uncheck the Media previews box.
How to turn off autoplay on Netflix
Netflix offers two options for autoplay. The binge-feeding autoplay that occurs with the subsequent episode of a series comes first. Also included are preview autoplays. You must sign in to your account using a browser in order to disable both.
Select Account by clicking your profile symbol in the top right corner. If you have several profiles, go down to Profile & Parental Controls, choose your account, and then click Change next to the Playback settings. Make sure that Autoplay Next Episode in a Series on All Devices and Autoplay Previews on All Devices are not checked under the Autoplay options for [your name]. Press Save.
How to turn off autoplay on YouTube
Google has enabled autoplay on YouTube.com as well because it doesn’t like to give up any sweet, sweet video views. Find the tiny slider with a play icon to turn it off. In order to stop autoplay, click it. Tap the video you’re watching on a mobile device and look for the
How to turn off auto play on Facebook
Facebook’s autoplay feature generates views, views, and more views, so the corporation is unlikely to disable it.
Select Settings & Privacy > Settings by clicking the downward-pointing arrow in the top right corner of Facebook.com. Select Videos from the left menu, and then click Auto-Play Videos. Choose Off from the drop-down menu.
Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings on your mobile device. Choose Videos and Photos under Media and Contacts. Never let a video autoplay.