Disabling ‘auto play’ on social media

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


  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.


  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.


  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.