How to Turn Off Twitter and Facebook Auto Play (2020)

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How to Turn Off Twitter Auto Play

Here’s how to turn off auto play of videos and GIFs on Twitter:

PC

Sign into Twitter.

Hit “More” in the left sidebar > Settings and privacy > Data usage.

Hit “Autoplay.” Choose “Never.”

Android or iPhone

Launch the Twitter app.

Hit three vertical lines at the top left.

Tap Settings and privacy > Data usage. Tap “Video autoplay.” Choose “Never.”

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How to Turn Off Media Previews on Twitter

By default, media previews are enabled in Twitter app (Android and iPhone).

Here’s how you can disable if it you’re not a fan:

Open Twitter app (Android or iPhone).

Hit three vertical lines at the top left > Settings and privacy > Display and sound.

Disable “Media previews.”

Note: Want to enable media previews? Then follow the above steps but enable instead of disabling.

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How to Turn Off Facebook Auto Play

PC

Sign into Facebook. Hit “Inverted triangle” icon at the top right > Settings & privacy > Settings.

Hit on “Videos” from the left sidebar.

Beside “Auto-play Videos,” you can see a drop-down list. Open it and then select “Off.”

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Android

Open the Facebook app.

Tap three vertical lines > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Media and Contacts.

Hit “Autoplay.” Choose “Never Autoplay Videos.”

iPhone

Launch Facebook for iPhone.

Hit three vertical lines > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Video and photos.

Tap “Autoplay.” Select “Never Autoplay Videos.”