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How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web

How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web

Many apps and services allow videos to auto-play on the iPhone. This feature is sometimes convenient, but can also be very distracting.

Thankfully, it’s very easy to turn off auto-playing videos on an iPhone that’s running iOS 11 or later. Here’s how to do it.

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How to turn off auto-play on an iPhone running iOS 13 or later

If your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS 13, the setting to disable auto-playing videos is in your Accessibility settings. You can turn off the auto-play setting to prevent videos from auto-playing in any of the native Apple apps, including Safari.

1. Start the Settings app.

2. Tap “Accessibility.”

3. Tap “Motion.”

4. On the Motion page, turn off “Auto-Play Video Previews” by swiping the button to the left.

After turning this off, you should find that all native Apple apps stop auto-playing video.

But it’s possible to control the auto-playing videos settings for iTunes and the App Store separately. See the next section for more details.

How to turn off auto-play in iTunes and the App Store on an iPhone running iOS 11 or later

Before iOS 13, you only had the option to disable auto-playing videos in iTunes and the App Store — this setting doesn’t extend to Safari or other Apple apps.

This setting remains in iOS 13, and if you want to control iTunes and the App Store separately from other auto-play settings, you can do that here.

Firefox, Safari, Brave and Edge offer ways to disable or reduce auto-playing videos

How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web

Auto-playing videos are a pretty annoying trend that’s taken the web by storm over the last few years. Thankfully, many web browsers offer built-in tools to stop websites from auto-playing videos, or at least reduce how annoying those videos are.

As such, we’ve put together steps to disable auto-play videos in most major browsers.

Read on to find out how:

Google Chrome

How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web

Let’s start with Chrome, which is the most popular browser right now and also one of the few options that doesn’t have any built-in tools to stop auto-playing videos. Although the browser used to have an experimental ‘flag’ setting to disable auto-play videos, it is no longer available.

That said, Chrome does block some auto-play videos, but there’s not much users can do to control how this works. Chrome tracks how often users interact with media on websites with the ‘Media Engagement Index’ (MEI). In short, if users interact with a website in certain ways that meet Google’s criteria, it allows that site to auto-play videos. If you’re interested, you can learn more about how that works here, or check out the MEI by typing ‘chrome://media-engagement’ into the URL bar of your browser.

As a workaround, you can mute audio on every website in Chrome by clicking the menu button > Settings > Privacy and security > Site Settings > Additional content settings > Sound > Allow sites to play sound. This will mute sound from every website you visit, and you can unmute sites as you desire by right-clicking on a tab and selecting the ‘unmute’ option. Unfortunately, this will allow videos to play, you just won’t be able to hear them.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge browser has several similarities with Chrome. Thankfully, Edge differs a little with auto-play content. Like Chrome, Edge doesn’t let you disable auto-play, but you can ‘limit’ the setting based on how you use websites. To limit auto-play in Edge, click the menu button > Settings > Cookies and site permissions > ‘Media autoplay.’

From here, you can select whether to ‘Allow’ or ‘Limit’ the ability for websites to play audio and video automatically. When you change the setting to ‘Limit,’ Edge says that “media will play depending on how you’ve visited the page and whether you interacted with media in the past.”

Mozilla Firefox

How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web

In typical Firefox fashion, the browser offers more granular control over auto-play than Edge or Chrome. To access these settings, click the three-line menu button > Options (or Preferences on some computers) > Privacy & Security > click the ‘Settings’ button next to ‘Autoplay’ in the ‘Permissions’ section.

From here, you can set the default behaviour for all websites, which includes allowing audio and video, blocking audio, or blocking audio and video. Further, you can specify sites that differ from these default settings.

As a bonus, this also works in the Firefox browser on Android, as shown in the header image.

Brave

How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web

Brave is another Chromium-based browser, but with a greater focus on privacy than other variants. It also has better controls for blocking auto-play. In Brave, click the three-line menu button > Settings > Additional settings > Privacy and security > Site and shields settings > Additional permissions > ‘Autoplay.’

From here, you can set where auto-play is allowed or blocked. Additionally, the browser lets you add websites to ‘Block’ and ‘Allow’ lists depending on your preference.

Safari

How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web

Finally, Safari offers auto-play controls. By default, the Apple-made browser disables auto-play, but if it hasn’t for some reason — or if you want to mess around with the setting yourself — here’s how to do it.

Click Preferences in the top menu > Websites > Auto-Play > use the dropdown menu to select ‘Never Auto-Play.’ It’s also worth noting that Safari lets users set a list of websites that can auto-play content.

How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web

Are you frustrated by videos autoplaying in your Twitter timeline?

I find them annoying.

They’re disruptive. The videos often contain content I’d rather not see.

In addition, autoplay videos on mobile use up my data and can lead to draining my smartphone battery quickly.

I can’t imagine why Twitter made video autoplay the default when they released the feature in 2015.

Six years later, users still complain about it.

If you’re like me and don’t like autoplay videos and GIFS in your Twitter timeline, here’s how you can turn it off.

About Twitter Video Autoplay

Twitter enabled autoplay by default for Twitter on the web, iOS, and Android.

As you scroll through your Twitter timeline, content automatically plays, though it’s muted.

Which means you’ll get autoplay for:

  • Video
  • Animated GIFs

How to Disable Videos from Autoplaying in Twitter

Yes, you can turn off video autoplay in Twitter.

However, it’s not a one-step process. You need to turn off video autoplay for each digital device where Twitter is installed.

Here’s how to turn off video autoplay on desktop, Android, and iOS.

How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web

Disable Twitter Autoplay on Desktop Browsers

  1. Log in to Twitter
  2. In the sidebar, select More
  3. Select Settings and Privacy
  4. In the Accessibility, display, and languages section, select Data Usage
  5. In the Autoplay section, select the arrow
  6. In Autoplay, enable Never

Disable Twitter Autoplay on Android and iOS

  1. Select the three line hamburger menu at the top of the screen
  2. Choose Settings and Privacy
  3. In the General section, select Accessibility
  4. In the Motion section, select Video autoplay
  5. Select Never

Originally published July 25, 2015, updated on July 29, 2019 and June 2, 2021 to reflect interface changes.

Whether it’s a music clip on YouTube, a Flash ad on a news site or the latest viral sensation on Facebook, most videos you come across on today’s web want to get going without any input from you—and that can cause problems with bandwidth as well as audio output you weren’t expecting. Here’s how to tackle the issue in your browser of choice.

One of the difficulties in addressing the problem is we’re right in the middle of a transition between old and clunky Flash and the new, streamlined HTML5 as far as video formats go. The momentum is definitely behind the latter, but you’re still going to come across plenty of sites using Flash, so you really need to block both types to be safe.

After following the steps below, the problem should be minimized for the most part. But even after applying these changes, you can’t be completely sure you one or two videos won’t slip by—some publishers use custom-made code to fool your browser into thinking it isn’t dealing with a video.

Google Chrome

As far as HTML5 is concerned, you’re going to need some third-party help to stop playback. From the extensions we’ve seen, Disable HTML5 Autoplay seems to be the most comprehensive and effective option, though a small number of users report that it doesn’t work. It effectively stopped clips from playing on YouTube and Facebook when we tested it.

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For the older Flash technology, you can block this at source, as it’s built into Chrome. Head to the Settings tab, open the advanced settings selection, and then click on the Content settings button. Under the Plugins heading, tick the checkbox next to “Let me choose when to run plugin content”.

On some sites, this should be enough, but we found plenty of adverts getting through the net. To completely stop the flow, click Manage individual plugins. and untick the “Always allowed to run” entry next to Adobe Flash Player

This does mean you’ll have to activate Flash on sites that rely on it to work (like Rdio, for example), but this should be a one-time thing you can take care of via the blocked plugin icon that appears in the address bar—it’s a small price to pay for some peace and quiet. You can always go nuclear and disable Flash completely if you prefer.

Mozilla Firefox

In Firefox, HTML5 that can be disabled through the browser’s own settings. Type “about:config” into the address bar, click through the warning and search for “autoplay” options—double-click on media.autoplay.embed and the value changes to false.

As for Flash, open up the Firefox menu and choose Add-ons; if you click on Plugins from the subsequent screen you can select Ask to Activate from the drop-down menu next to Shockwave Flash. Any Flash videos will then need to be clicked on before they play (as with Chrome, this may interfere with some perfectly useful sites as well).

That should be enough to stop videos from playing, but sites and advertisers change their code on a constant basis and browsers don’t always manage to keep up. A variety of third-party extensions are available for Firefox too, from FlashStopper to Stop YouTube HTML5 . The former replaces both Flash and HTML5 content with a thumbnail, and you may prefer it to the rather rudimentary blocking features in Firefox itself.

Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

With Microsoft Edge still at such an early stage in its development—and with third-party extensions not yet supported—there doesn’t appear to be any way yet for you to stop video content from automatically playing. If you go into the advanced settings for the browser, you can supposedly turn off Adobe Flash Player, but it had no effect on the sites we visited (your mileage may vary).

As for the old-school joys of Internet Explorer, you can choose Safety and tick ActiveX Filtering to block some kinds of content; another option is to choose Tools then Manage add-ons to get access to the Shockwave Flash plugin. Right-click to disable it, or choose More information to remove it from one site in particular.

The steps for IE described above are the ones most commonly recommended, and they stopped some auto-playing content, but plenty still got through—it seems that Chrome and Firefox are much more effective at blocking this behavior than either the old or new browsers from Microsoft. If you know of a foolproof way that works, let us know.

You don’t have to let autoplaying videos get in the way when you go to such sites as ESPN and Bloomberg on your computer.

With a few tweaks of your browser settings or the installation of a small piece of software known as a browser extension, you’ll be able to browse the web on a laptop without having to worry about these videos, which begin playing automatically when you land on a site. (You can also turn off autoplay just in Facebook.)

The videos can be particularly annoying when you have several tabs open and can’t tell where the sound is coming from.

Blocking these videos not only cuts down on the distraction but can also keep you from needlessly burning through cellular data. That’s handy if you’ve tethered your laptop to a smartphone at a café or have an internet service provider (ISP) with a monthly data cap.

And using a browser extension to block annoying autoplay videos has the added benefit of enhancing your overall online privacy. Those videos often come packaged with technology that can track your activity across the web for the benefit of advertisers.

“Searches about your health condition, your political engagement—you probably want to keep those secret,” and blocking autoplay videos can help, says Günes Acar, a research associate at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. 

Browser Settings

Chrome: There’s good and bad news when it comes to disabling autoplay videos in Chrome, the most popular desktop web browser on the planet, according to the analysis firm StatCounter. The good news is that Google is planning a version of Chrome that will block autoplaying video right out of the box, but the bad news is that the company doesn’t have a firm release date. In the meantime you can use a third-party extension to stop the videos. (See the Extensions section below.)

Firefox: Mozilla’s recently revamped Firefox web browser offers a straightforward way to prevent unwanted videos from playing automatically as you hop from site to site. It’s straightforward, but not something you’d stumble across by searching through pull-down menus.

First, you’ll need to access the browser’s advanced options by typing “about:config” (without the quotation marks) in the address bar and hitting Return. Next, search in the window for the “media.autoplay.enabled” setting and double-click it. This will disable most HTML5-based videos from playing on their own when you load a page.

This method won’t typically block videos in the older Adobe Flash format, but we’ll explain how to do so below.

Safari: If you use Apple’s Safari browser as your daily driver, you may be wondering to yourself, “What’s autoplay video?” That’s because in the newest versions of Safari (starting with version 11, released in 2017), most autoplaying videos are blocked. Score one for Apple.

If you don’t have the latest version of Safari—say, if you’re using a work-provided laptop that has an older version of macOS—it’s a bit trickier to pull off.

You’ll need to open the application called Terminal (which is found in your Utilities folder), then paste in the following text (without the quotation marks): “defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeInternalDebugMenu 1”.

This scary-looking string merely allows you to access an additional settings menu inside Safari called Debug. The next time you go to a website that has autoplaying video, you have to select the new Debug menu option at the top of the screen and then scroll down to Media Flags and Disable Inline Video. Goodbye, autoplaying video!

Extensions

As mentioned above, there’s no built-in setting for Chrome that lets you turn off autoplay for videos, but you can do it by using a browser extension.

Regardless of which browser you use, extensions (also known as add-ons) are small pieces of software that add useful features. Some extensions, such as LastPass, help manage your passwords, while others, including the Evernote Web Clipper and OneNote Web Clipper, make it easier to archive snapshots of websites for later retrieval.

Some of the most popular extensions block ads from appearing on websites, with two, Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin, generally earning high reviews from users.

It just so happens that both Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin will block most autoplaying videos, including those based on the older Adobe Flash, right after you install them. No further configuration is needed.

Another extension, called NoScript, goes even further, and is able to scrub out entire sections of websites, including ads, videos, or blocks of text. The flip side of NoScript is that it’s generally more difficult to configure than either Adblock Plus or uBlock Origin, and can easily keep many websites from working for you if you accidentally configure it to block a vital script.

Facebook

With more than 2 billion active users, there’s a good chance that Facebook has an account for everyone reading this sentence. And while the company has recently announced changes to the News Feed that should limit the amount of video you see from brands and businesses, it still does allow autoplay videos. But Facebook also provides a setting that disables videos from playing automatically in your feed. 

To use this setting, click the arrow icon on the top right-hand corner of your Facebook page and then click Settings. From here, select Videos on the left side of the window and change the Auto-Play Videos option from Default to Off.

Autoplay videos are one of the most irritating things on the internet. Often, some sites play these autoplay videos with full sound blasting our ears as soon as we land on the webpage. Thankfully, modern browsers have some effective methods to block these autoplay videos. Here’s how you can stop autoplay videos in browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

The most common culprits of autoplay videos are the new websites. For some reason, these news websites automatically play videos about interviews and/or article topics without user permission or intervention. Add to that, there will be no settings whatsoever to block or stop these videos. Not only this behavior is annoying but the autoplay videos consume a lot of data. This may not be a problem if you are on a broadband or Wi-Fi connection. However, when using mobile data, it will quickly become expensive.

If you consume a lot of news via these websites, then you might want to consider blocking autoplay videos on news websites.

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Stop Autoplay Videos in Chrome

Chrome provides easy options to disable autoplay videos. However, those options are not available in the traditional settings page. Rather, you need to access the autoplay settings in Chrome via the Flags page.

  1. Open the Chrome browser.
  2. Type chrome://flags and press Enter to open the Flags page.
  3. Here, search for “Autoplay policy“.
  4. From the drop-down menu set Autoplay Policy to “Document user activation is required“.
    How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web
  5. Click on the “Relaunch Now” button to restart the Chrome browser and apply the flag.
    How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web

Chrome is still working on blocking the autoplay stuff and there is no clear cut way to outright disable them. However, with the above setting, you are forcing Chrome to stop autoplay videos on background pages. Those videos will only play when you are actively interacting with the web page.

If you want to, you can use extensions like Video Autoplay Blocker or HTML5 Autoplay Blocker. However, these extensions are not that reliable, at least for me, and may even block legitimate sites like YouTube.

Block Autoplay Videos in Firefox

  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. In the browser, type about:config in the address and press Enter to open the config page.
  3. If you see a warning message, click on the “I accept the risk” button. Don’t worry, we are not going to make any destructive changes.
    How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web
  4. Type “media.autoplay.default” in the search bar.
    How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web
  5. Double-click on the “media.autoplay.default” flag and enter one of the following values.
    • 1 = Block all autoplay videos
    • 2 = Let the browser ask your permission to play autoplay videos

Disable Autoplay Videos in Edge

  1. Open the Edge browser.
  2. Click on the menu icon appearing on the top right corner and select the “Settings” option.
    How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web
  3. Got to the “Advanced” tab.
  4. One the right panel, select “Block” from the Media Audioplay section.
    How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web
  5. Restart the browser to apply the settings.

Playing videos is a common task in app development, and Flutter apps are no exception. To play videos, the Flutter team provides the video_player plugin. You can use the video_player plugin to play videos stored on the file system, as an asset, or from the internet.

On iOS, the video_player plugin makes use of AVPlayer to handle playback. On Android, it uses ExoPlayer .

This recipe demonstrates how to use the video_player package to stream a video from the internet with basic play and pause controls using the following steps:

  1. Add the video_player dependency.
  2. Add permissions to your app.
  3. Create and initialize a VideoPlayerController .
  4. Display the video player.
  5. Play and pause the video.

1. Add the video_player dependency

This recipe depends on one Flutter plugin: video_player . First, add this dependency to your pubspec.yaml .

2. Add permissions to your app

Next, update your android and ios configurations to ensure that your app has the correct permissions to stream videos from the internet.

Android

Add the following permission to the AndroidManifest.xml file just after the definition. The AndroidManifest.xml file is found at /android/app/src/main/AndroidManifest.xml .

For iOS, add the following to the Info.plist file found at /ios/Runner/Info.plist .

Warning: The video_player plugin doesn’t work on iOS simulators. You must test videos on real iOS devices.

3. Create and initialize a VideoPlayerController

Now that you have the video_player plugin installed with the correct permissions, create a VideoPlayerController . The VideoPlayerController class allows you to connect to different types of videos and control playback.

Before you can play videos, you must also initialize the controller. This establishes the connection to the video and prepare the controller for playback.

To create and initialize the VideoPlayerController do the following:

  1. Create a StatefulWidget with a companion State class
  2. Add a variable to the State class to store the VideoPlayerController
  3. Add a variable to the State class to store the Future returned from VideoPlayerController.initialize
  4. Create and initialize the controller in the initState method
  5. Dispose of the controller in the dispose method

4. Display the video player

Now, display the video. The video_player plugin provides the VideoPlayer widget to display the video initialized by the VideoPlayerController . By default, the VideoPlayer widget takes up as much space as possible. This often isn’t ideal for videos because they are meant to be displayed in a specific aspect ratio, such as 16×9 or 4×3.

Therefore, wrap the VideoPlayer widget in an AspectRatio widget to ensure that the video has the correct proportions.

Furthermore, you must display the VideoPlayer widget after the _initializeVideoPlayerFuture() completes. Use FutureBuilder to display a loading spinner until the controller finishes initializing. Note: initializing the controller does not begin playback.

5. Play and pause the video

By default, the video starts in a paused state. To begin playback, call the play() method provided by the VideoPlayerController . To pause playback, call the pause() method.

For this example, add a FloatingActionButton to your app that displays a play or pause icon depending on the situation. When the user taps the button, play the video if it’s currently paused, or pause the video if it’s playing.

Using the Android app Click the menu button at the top right of your screen. Once you’re there, scroll down and tap “Settings & Privacy,” then “Settings.” Scroll down until you find “Media and Contacts” and tap on it. Tap on “Autoplay” and set it to “Never Autoplay Videos.”

How do I turn off autoplay on photos?

You will see the vertical 3 dots up in the right hand corner of the videos screen. Click on it and select settings in the drop down menu. It will take you to the video player settings where you can switch off autoplay.

How do I stop videos from playing in my gallery?

Tap Autoplay from the Android settings. Or on iOS, tap Videos and Photos. Then select Never Autoplay Videos.

How do I stop videos from playing automatically on my iPhone?

How to turn off auto-play on an iPhone running iOS 13 or later

  1. Start the Settings app.
  2. Tap “Accessibility.”
  3. Tap “Motion.”
  4. On the Motion page, turn off “Auto-Play Video Previews” by swiping the button to the left.
  5. Start the Settings app.
  6. Tap “iTunes & App Store.”
  7. Tap “Video Autoplay.”
  8. Tap “Off.”

How do I stop videos playing automatically on Instagram?

Disable autoplaying for videos in Instagram

  1. Launch Instagram and navigate to your profile page.
  2. From there, tap on the Settings gear (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.

How do I stop Instagram from scrolling to the top?

This feature takes you to the top so you have to scroll all the way down to where you were before….Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings and select Network & Internet.
  2. Tap on the Mobile network and select App data usage.
  3. Here look for Instagram, tap on it disable the toggle for Background data.

How do I stop videos from automatically playing in Chrome Windows 10?

Under the ‘Permissions’ section on the right pane, click on ‘Settings…’ next to Autoplay. 3. On the popup window, click on the drop-down menu next to ‘Default for all websites’ and select ‘Block Audio and Video’. Make sure to save your changes using the blue ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom.

How do I turn off autoplay on Instagram iPhone?

Open Instagram on your iPhone and go to your profile. Open Settings from the right side menu….So here’s how you can turn it off.

  1. Open the Settings app on the iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and go to Photos settings.
  3. Turn off the toggle of Autoplay Videos and Live Photos.

How do I stop my iPad from automatically playing music?

On the iPad, disabling or enabling autoplay in Apple Music is the same as on the iPhone. Get to the Now Playing screen, switch to the Up Next list, and then tap the Autoplay icon to disable or enable the functionality.

How do I turn on autoplay on my iPad?

How to Make Autoplay Work

  1. Make sure you are on the Pilates Anytime website.
  2. Click on Safari > Preferences on the top menu.
  3. Click on the Websites tab at the top.
  4. Click on Auto-Play in the left column.
  5. In the section to the right called Allow websites below to automatically play media. choose Allow All Auto-Play.

How do I get AutoPlay to appear?

The AutoPlay dialog box may appear on the computer repeatedly. (For Windows)

  1. Click. > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > AutoPlay.
  2. When the menu bar appears, click Settings. > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > AutoPlay.
  3. Click. > Windows System > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > AutoPlay.

Why does my YouTube AutoPlay not work?

AutoPlay may not work on YouTube due to corrupt cache/data of the browser or corrupt installation of the YouTube mobile application. Moreover, an outdated browser or misconfiguration of your browser like DRM settings, etc. Additionally, TV apps are also affected by the AutoPlay not working issue.

How do I stop AutoPlay in Chrome?

To find it, tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner of the Chrome app and then hit Settings. Then, select Site settings and then locate Media near the bottom of the list. Here, you should find the Autoplay option. Inside, you can toggle off the autoplay feature.

How do I disable AutoPlay in Chrome?

First, launch Chrome on your phone or tablet and go to Settings > Site Settings. Next, scroll down the menu and tap on Media and then Autoplay and toggle the switch off.

You can disable Autoplay Facebook videos complete to save your data while checking Facebook on Android or iPhone. In addition to this data loss, these videos will be annoying for them where the device suddenly starts playing the video with sound while scrolling down through the page. For such users, Facebook has given an option to disable Video Autoplay either completely or muted videos. Some of us will feel that the Autoplay feature is good, but the sound is annoying. Hence, there are two options given regarding these video settings on Facebook. We can either allow Autoplay videos without sound or we can completely disable video Autoplay.

We can choose whatever convenient option from the available settings. Here we will see how to disable autoplay Facebook on Android & iPhone.

Stop Facebook Video Autoplay on Android

The settings for Android and iOS Facebook apps are slightly different. We will begin with Android App settings.

Disable Sound on the Facebook Auto-Played Videos

To start with, we need to open the Facebook App on your device. The options of Facebook App is available in Settings and we need to open that. Under the Settings page, we will see App settings under the submenu Help & Settings. Open App Settings there.

App settings include settings for notifications, Videos and sound settings, Links related to the Facebook App in your device. There we can find out two settings related to video Autoplay. if you want just disable the Audio while allowing the videos to Auto-play, disable “Videos in News Feed Start with Sound” using the settings. The Auto-playing videos will be muted in the News Feed of your Facebook App.

For newer versions of the Facebook App for Android, these settings are available at a different place. Here, it is available under Settings & Privacy->Settings->Media and Contacts.

Disable Autoplay Facebook Video

If you feel the auto-playing of Video is to be completely disabled, then the bottom option in the App settings will do the trick.

Select the Auto-play setting and the options are to be selected from Auto-play 1) on Mobile data and WiFi Connections 2) On WiFi connections Only 3) Never Auto-play Videos. By default, it will be playing in both Mobile and WiFi connections. If the purpose of disabling the Video Option is to save the Mobile data, we will choose the second option to play the Videos only on WiFi. Here we will select the 3rd option to completely disable the Auto-play of Videos.

Turn Off Autoplay Facebook Videos on iPhone

To stop Facebook Video Autoplay in iOS, We will open the Facebook App and Tap the rightmost bottom button for Settings. Scrolling down through the screen will display the Settings menu that we need to open. Settings menu includes Account Settings, Chat Settings, Payments settings, etc.

In the Settings menu, select Account settings. This will open all the general App-based settings for Facebook. In these settings, we will open “Videos and Photos” to change the video autoplay settings. In short follow this order: iPhone > Facebook App > Tap Right Bottom Menu Button > Scroll Down for Settings > Pop-up Message > Select Account Setting > Videos and Photos.

The settings under Videos and Photos are more or less similar to the Android counterpart. Tap on the Autoplay (Autoplay > Never Autoplay Videos) to change from “On Mobile Data + Wi-Fi”. This will open another screen where we can select “Never Autoplay Videos”.

How to stop youtube from automatically playing videos on ios android and the web

Now we will go back and verify that videos are not playing automatically while scrolling down through the News Feed of Facebook App. If we want to enable the Video Auto-play option, we can go back to the App settings and Enable the Auto-play option as described above.

Disable Autoplay Facebook Video on PC Browser.

Many of us will be accessing Facebook in the browser without these Apps. They will be also trying to disable this video autoplay feature. This process is much simpler than the App settings. Open “Settings” after logging into Facebook. To disable Autoplay, we will open “Videos” from the “Settings” window. It will directly open the Video settings where we can “off” the “Auto-play Videos” option.

The Auto-play feature is a better option to get a deeper look at videos while we scroll down through the news feed so that we can select and watch the best ones. Providing the option, disable video Auto-play on Facebook is a good move from Facebook for those who feel it annoying.

You can completely turn off the Facebook Videos Autoplay feature that can keep you away from Annoying videos when you scroll down on the Facebook Timeline.

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