Are videos autoplaying in your Twitter timeline driving you crazy? I know they’re too much for me.
And they’re too much for my colleague Rian Rietveld who commented on Twitter this week:
— Rian Rietveld (@RianRietveld) July 22, 2015
Twitter Video Autoplay
Last month, Twitter rolled out the new feature to autoplay videos in your Twitter settings.
The problem: 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
- Select your profile picture in the top menu
- Select Settings
- In the Content section, look for the Video Tweets option and uncheck the box for Video autoplay
- Select the Save changes button
Disable Twitter Autoplay on Android
- Select the overflow icon (three vertical dots in the top menu)
- Choose Settings
- Select General
- Look for the Video autoplay option and select it
- Select Never play videos automatically
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 the Video autoplay option
- Choose Never play videos automatically
- Save your settings
Thanks to Frank Schaap for his tweet about disabling video autoplay.