twitter account suspendedAs you may have noticed, Twitter now auto plays video and GIFs and for the most part its just annoying but it is also using up data so I thought I’d show you how to stop Twitter videos playing and save data.

This new feature on Twitter is much like the Facebook one, where videos automatically play in  your news feeds. If you want to save data or just want to stop it because its annoying as you scroll past you might want to disable that also.

How to stop videos from auto playing on Facebook

…on your desktop

Go to the top right of Facebook

  • Click Settings
  • Click Videos
  • See Auto-play Videos and click the drop down
  • Select OFF

How to stop Twitter videos auto playing and save data

 

…on your mobile

You can adjust the Facebook app’s auto-play settings to On, Wi-Fi only or Off.

  • Open the FB app
  • Tap the three lines in the top corner
  • Scroll down and tap app settings
  • Tap Video Auto Play
  • Choose an option

How to stop Twitter videos auto playing and save data

…on your desktop

  • Click on your profile picture
  • Click Settings
  • Scroll down to the Content section in the middle of your screen
  • Uncheck – Video autoplay
  • Click Save changes and enter your password

How to stop Twitter videos auto playing and save data

…on your mobile

  • Open the app
  • Tap Me
  • Tap the cog
  • Tap Settings
  • Choose your Twitter account (if you have many)
  • In the General section
  • Tap Video autoplay
  • Choose Option
  • Either – use Wi-Fi only or Never play videos automatically

So there  you have it – easy as pie, now you know – How to stop Twitter videos auto playing and save data – or just if you don’t like them auto playing in your newsfeed.