Originally published July 25, 2015
Are you frustrated by videos autoplaying in your Twitter timeline? I know they’re too much for me.
And they’re too much for my colleague Rian Rietveld who commented on Twitter:
— Rian Rietveld (@RianRietveld) July 22, 2015
Twitter Video Autoplay
When Twitter rolled out the feature to autoplay videos in your Twitter settings, Twitter enabled autoplay by default for native Twitter, iOS, and Android.
As you scroll through your Twitter timeline, the content automatically plays, though it’s muted.
Which means you’ll get autoplay for:
- Native video
- Animated GIFs
How to Stop Videos from Autoplaying in Twitter
If you’re frustrated with videos playing automatically in your Twitter feed, you can disable it.
However, I discovered turning off autoplay videos in Twitter is not a one-step process. You’ll need to disable video autoplay for each device you have Twitter installed.
Disable Twitter Autoplay on Desktop Browsers
- Log in to Twitter
- In the left sidebar, select More
- Select Settings and Privacy
- In the General section, select Data Usage
- In the Video autoplay section, select Never
Disable Twitter Autoplay on Android
- Select your profile avatar
- Choose Settings and Privacy
- Select Accessibility
- In the Motion section, select Video autoplay
- Select Never
Disable Twitter Autoplay on iOS
- Tap on the Me tab (lower right corner of the app)
- Select the gear icon to open your profile page
- Select Settings
- In the General section, select Data usage
- Select the Video autoplay option
- Choose Never<
Thanks to Frank Schaap for his tweet about disabling video autoplay.