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« on: August 26, 2015, 09:00:20 pm »

How to turn off auto-playing videos on Twitter

<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href='http://www.imore.com/how-turn-auto-playing-videos-twitter' title="How to turn off auto-playing videos on Twitter"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large_wm_blw/public/field/image/2015/06/twitter-iphone6-imore-page-hero.jpg?itok=QOXy3-HW' />[/url]</p> <p class="intro">Assaulted by auto-play video on Twitter? Here's how to turn it off!</p> <p>Auto play video is a great way to boost engagement (and views!) but it can force disturbing and even offensive content on unsuspecting users and that's not okay. While auto-play should be opt-in you can opt out, and Twitter makes it possible to turn it off on both the website and the iPhone and iPad app.</p> <h2>How to turn off auto-play video on Twitter for iPhone or iPad</h2> <p>Twitter on your iPhone or iPad is all social until a graphic video starts to play without any warning. Then it's the opposite. Though buried deep, you can turn it off and prevent anything from playing without your active permission.</p> <ol><li>Launch <strong>Twitter</strong> from your Home screen.</li> <li>Tap on the <strong>Me</strong> tab, bottom right.</li> <li>Tap on the <strong>Settings</strong> button beneath your cover image (looks like a gear).</li> <li>Tap on <strong>Settings</strong>.

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</li> <li>Tap on <strong>Video autoplay</strong>.</li> <li>Tap on <strong>Never play videos automatically</strong>.</li> <li>Tap the <strong>back arrow</strong> to exit.

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</li> </ol><p>If you use a different Twitter client, videos might not auto-play by default, but if they do, check the settings.</p> <h2>How to turn off auto-play video on Twitter.com</h2> <p>On the Mac or Windows PC the fastest way to disable auto-play is right on Twitter.com in the browser.</p> <ol><li>Launch <strong>Safari</strong> or your browser of choice.</li> <li>Go to <strong>twitter.com</strong></li> <li>Log in (if you aren't already).</li> <li>Clock on your <strong>Profile</strong> picture.</li> <li>Click on <strong>Settings</strong> in the dropdown menu.</li> <li>Uncheck <strong>video autoplay</strong> under Video Tweets in the Content section.</li> <li>Click <strong>Save changes</strong> at the bottom.

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</li> <li>Enter your <strong>Twitter password</strong> to confirm</li> </ol><p>Likewise, if you use a Twitter app, auto-play may be off by default but otherwise check the settings.</p> <h2>Why isn't auto-play off by default?</h2> <p>Great question! Fire off a tweet to @support and ask them to make it just so.</p> </div></div></div><br clear='all'/>

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