Here's how you can disable 'autoplay videos' on Facebook, Twitter!

Recently, the autoplaying video features availabe on both Facebook and Twitter have been faced with criticism after the horrific footage of the on-air shootings of a TV reporter and cameraman posted on the social media sites has gone viral.

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015, 19:59 PM IST
Here's how you can disable 'autoplay videos' on Facebook, Twitter!

New Delhi: Recently, the autoplaying video features availabe on both Facebook and Twitter have been faced with criticism after the horrific footage of the on-air shootings of a TV reporter and cameraman posted on the social media sites has gone viral.

The grisly video was recorded by the gunman and uploaded to his social media accounts shortly afterward.

While some people watched the clip in horror as it autoplayed in their Facebook and Twitter feeds, some were outrage.

But, you can disable autoplay videos in both Twitter and Facebook. Here’s how-

From your computer

You can disable autoplay on Facebook using the main settings menu. From there, select 'Videos' from the left hand column and turn the 'Auto-Play Videos' from 'On' to 'Off'.

For Twitter, choose settings and scroll down to the 'Content' section. Go to 'Video Tweets' and uncheck the box for Video autoplay. Click 'Save Changes' button at the bottom of the screen.

From your Android:

Go to the Facebook app and select 'App Settings' from the hamburger menu in the top right corner of the screen. Scroll down and tap 'Video-Auto-play' and then choose 'Off'.

Similarly, go into Twitter app and select 'Settings'. Scroll down to the 'General' section and 'Video Autoplay'. From there, you can then turn the feature off or change it to Wi-Fi only.

From your iOS

Open your Facebook app and and select the 3-line icon. Go into 'Account Settings' and tap 'Videos' and select 'Autoplay' and choose 'Off'. To re-enable video autoplay, follow the same steps and select 'On' or Wi-Fi only.

For Twitter, go into the Twitter app and and tap 'Me' in the lower right corner. Tap the 'Gear icon', then tap 'Settings'. Select 'Video autoplay' and tap 'Never play videos automatically'. Like Facebook, you can select 'Autoplay only' when you're connected to Wi-Fi or turn the feature off completely.

 

 

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