How To Enable And Disable Twitter Video Autoplay
Twitter allows users to enable and disable video autoplay with ease on both the mobile app and its browser version. Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to enable and disable Twitter video autoplay; let’s take a look now:
How to Enable and Disable Twitter Video Autoplay on a Computer
Once you enable Twitter video autoplay, videos and GIFs on your feed will play automatically. This way, you can view them without having to tap or click the play button to watch the media.
If you are using Twitter on your computer, follow the below steps to turn this feature on:
Step 1. Go to https://twitter.com/. Don’t forget to log into your account.
Step 2. In the left-hand menu, click on the More button, select "Settings and Support," and then choose "Settings and privacy."
Step 3. Next, select "Accessibility, display, and languages," then click "Data usage."
Step 4. Now, click on the "Autoplay" option.
Step 5. Select "On cellular or Wi-Fi" to turn on the Twitter video autoplay feature.
However, whenever you find autoplaying videos on Twitter annoying and consuming lots of your internet data, you can disable the Twitter video autoplay feature by following steps 1–4 listed above. In step 5, select "Never" so videos and GIFs will no longer play automatically on your device.
Enable and Disable video autoplay on the Twitter mobile app
Enabling and disabling Twitter video autoplay on the app is also as easy and simple as doing so on a computer, and here’s how:
Step 1. Open the Twitter app on your device. Log in to your account if you haven’t done that yet.
Step 2. Tap your profile picture at the top of the screen.
Step 3. Scroll down and tap "Settings and Support." In the drop-down menu, select "Settings and Privacy."
Step 4. On the next screen, scroll down and tap "Accessibility, display, and languages."
Step 5. Tap "Data usage."
Step 6. Scroll down to the Video section and tap "Video autoplay."
Step 7. Now, you will see three options: Mobile data & Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi only, and Never.
- Select "Mobile data & Wi-Fi" if you want all the videos and GIFs on your feed to always play automatically.
- Select "Wi-Fi only" if you want the videos and GIFs on your feed to autoplay only when your mobile device is connected to a Wi-Fi connection.
- Select "Never" if you don’t want videos and GIFs to play automatically on your feed. So, when you’d like to disable Twitter video autoplay, pick this selection.
That’s how to enable and disable Twitter video autoplay via a desktop web browser and on the app. It’s simple and easy, right?
Enable or disable Twitter video autoplay?
For some users, this feature is pretty helpful as it lets them watch the media instantly when browsing the feed.
However, honestly speaking, video autoplay also features a few disadvantages, such as data consumption, sound disruption, or causing annoyance when you’re in a quiet environment or not expecting the sound.
So, if you find Twitter video autoplay helpful, simply turn it on following the above instructions. But if you don’t want it, turn it off on your device using the steps introduced above.