Autoplay videos can be one of the most frustrating parts of social media feeds.
Facebook and Twitter turn this setting on by default to juice the view numbers for publishers and advertisers. But for users, it can be annoying at the least and, in some cases, downright disturbing—especially around violent news events.
But there is hope. It takes less than a minute to disable this feature on apps and sites alike. We’ve broken down the steps for each platform.
Click the downward carrot icon in the upper righthand corner of the home screen, and select “Settings.” Choose “videos” from the menu on the far left, then switch the setting for “Auto-Play Videos” to “Off.” Read more…