Disabling ‘auto play’ on social media

By following these steps, you will retain control over what you watch on your social media platforms.

Facebook:

  1. From the top right of Facebook, click and select Settings
  2. Click Videos in the left menu
  3. Click the dropdown menu next to Auto-Play Videos and select Off.

Twitter:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account
  2. Click on your photo in the top-right corner
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Scroll down and you will see “Video autoplay” (located under Content)
  5. Uncheck it.

Instagram: 

  1. Launch Instagram and navigate to your profile page
  2. Tap on the Settings cog (iOS) or the three dots (Android) in the top-right corner
  3. Scroll down to the Preferences section, find the “Auto-Play Videos” option, and uncheck the box.