You can also specify sites that you want to differ from your defaults — for example, if you block audio and video as a default, but you want to allow it for, say, The Verge.
Whether you just want to put an end to autoplay videos on social media platforms or are looking for a more comprehensive fix, we’ve got some tips.
If you use Google Chrome and want to turn off video autoplay — you can’t.
There are a variety of desktop browsers out there — some of which let you turn off video autoplay and some of which don’t.
Videos don’t autoplay if you use Instagram on your browser, but since almost all of the service’s users are using it on mobile devices, there’s currently no way around it.
According to the instructions, whether autoplay will work or not will depend on “how you’ve visited the page and whether you interacted with media in the past.
Automatic video play is a feature that, while nice to have when it’s surfacing content that’s related to your interests, can be pretty annoying.
Autoplay videos can be harmful, too, exposing you to violent, offensive, or otherwise unwanted content that you shouldn’t have to see by default.
The Instagram app doesn’t allow for autoplay videos to be turned off, so you’ll have to tread carefully here.
Reddit, like most sites that host video, autoplays videos by default.