How to Turn Off Autoplay For Videos On Android

How to Turn Off Autoplay For Videos On Android on Freepps Top Blog
Even though Twitter is about to raise the limit of symbols, we have to admit one thing - people are too lazy to read. TL;DR didn't just appear out of nowhere. 

The longer texts are being replaced with videos. Short videos are also a great time-killer - sometimes annoying and distracting. 

Now that the apps and services are becoming centered around videos, it may bring a certain level of discomfort to some as all the major networks have autoplay functions set by default.

If you don't want to wake your partner up while scrolling your feed at night or want to save data on your plan, there's a way to turn off the autoplay in some apps on your Android. Let's look into some of them.


1. Open the app on your device. Then tap the three-line menu on the right.
Facebook app

2. Scroll all the way down to find App Settings.
Facebook app

3. Tap on Autoplay.
Facebook app

4. To stop videos from bothering you, choose Never Autoplay Videos.
Facebook app

5. Voila, your Facebook app is now autoplay video-free!


With Instagram, it's a little bit trickier than with Facebook as you can't really stop the app from playing videos automatically. The only option for your to stop autoplay videos is to limit them to WiFi only.

1. Open the Instagram app on your device. 
Instagram app

2. Tap on your Profile, again the last item to the right.
Instagram app

3. Press the three-dot menu in the upper right corner.
Instagram app

4. Cut down, go to “Cellular Data Use“ and choose “Use Less Data“. Once activated it will limit preloading videos to WiFi, thus saving your data.


1. Run the Twitter app on your Android device. 
Twitter App

2. Press the three-dot menu button, which you can find in the top right corner of the app's screen. Tap on Settings.
Twitter App

2. In settings, choose General, scroll down and select “Video autoplay”.
Twitter App

4. In a prompt menu that pops up, choose “Do not automatically play video in timelines“.
Twitter App

If you follow these simple tricks, you'll be able to filter out the unnecessary noise and save your data as well. 

Got anything to add to these? Share it in the comments box below!

Ryan Kerr


Tech junkie, grilled haloumi devourer, cat owner @freepps_top

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