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Learn How To Stop Video Autoplay In Browsers, Facebook, And Twitter

It happens to everyone that as soon as they enter Facebook, Twitter or any page on the Internet, a video suddenly starts playing. These videos start playing as soon as the page loads or scrolls. 

In this article, we are going to share with you the tutorial on stopping the automatic playback of video in the browser and other widely used programs.

Automatically streaming videos without interfering with their content selection can be very frustrating. Fortunately, you can prevent this by making small changes. Stay tuned for more. Of course, keep in mind that these changes must be applied to each device separately, and changing it on a computer or phone will not affect the other device.

Stop video autoplay on Facebook

Stop video autoplay on Facebook

If you go to Facebook through the browser, you can stop the video from playing automatically:

  • From the top right, select the down arrow menu.
  • Select Settings & Privacy and then Settings.
  • Turn off Auto-Play Videos by finding the Videos option in the menu on the left.

IOS app and Android Facebook

  • Select the menu option at the bottom of the page.
  • Select Settings & Privacy and then Settings.
  • Scroll down to find Media and Contacts and tap on Videos and Photos
  • Turn off the Autoplay option.

Turn off video autoplay on Twitter

Turn off video autoplay on Twitter
  • In the left menu, select More and then Settings and privacy.
  • Then select Data usage
  • Click on Autoplay and turn it off.

IOS app and Android Twitter

  • Click on the profile picture at the top of the page.
  • Select Settings and privacy in the menu.
  • Then select Data usage and change the Video autoplay option to Never.

Disable video playback on Instagram

Instagram Web does not have a direct option for this purpose. But in the app settings you can activate it.

  • Go to your profile and select Setting at the bottom by selecting the three-line menu at the top right.
  • Click on Account and then Mobile Data Use.
  • By activating the Data Saver option, videos will not load before you click on them.

Stop video playback in the browser

There are a variety of desktop browsers, some of which allow you to stop playing video automatically.

Stop automatic video playback in desktop browser

Google Chrome

If you are using Chrome browser, unfortunately there is no way to stop the video from playing automatically. It used to be possible to stop it in the chrome: // flags / section, but now this menu has disappeared.

Microsoft Edge

Although the Edge browser is based on chromium, it allows you to restrict the automatic playback of video.

  • Click the three-dot menu at the top right and select Settings.
  • In the left column, click on Site Permissions and scroll down to select Media autoplay.

You can allow video and audio to play automatically or restrict. According to the instructions, whether or not the content will be distributed will depend on “how you visit the page and how you interact with audio and video content in the past.”


  • Select the three-line menu at the top right and click Option.
  • In the menu on the left, select Privacy & Security.
  • Scroll down to find Permissions and find Autoplay. Then select the Settings option.

In this section, you will stop the autoplay by selecting the Block Audio and Video option. Of course, in this section you can search for a specific site, apply these settings only for it or exclude them.


  • Select the Preferences option in the top menu.
  • Click Websites at the top of the menu.
  • Find Auto-Play in the side menu.
  • Select the drop-down menu at the bottom right and tap Never Auto-Play.

For Safari browser, these settings are enabled by default, but you can make exceptions for one or more sites, such as Firefox.