How to disable videos, GIFs and Vines from autoplaying on Twitter on your iPhone or iPad

Automatic gearboxes, automatic lights, automatic fish feeders are good and convenient things. An autoplaying video on the web and on Twitter can be quite a nuisance. Twitter recently announced a more seamless way for videos, Vines, and GIFs to play while using the site or mobile app. If you think that autoplaying videos are distracting or worried it would consume your mobile data, Twitter also introduced a way to disable this new “feature”.

How to disable videos from autoplaying on Twitter on your computer

On your desktop, head to Twitter’s website and log in. Click on your profile picture on the right to open the drop-down menu. Select Settings from the menu.

Twitter - Settings


In Settings you will see the option, “Video Tweets” under Content. Uncheck the box next to Video autoplay and click Save changes.

Twitter - Video Content

You will need to re-enter your password for those changes to be finalized.

Password - Twitter


Now you can enjoy scrolling your Twitter feed without Vines, GIFs, and videos playing without clicking on them.

How to disable videos, GIFs and Vines from autoplaying on Twitter on iPhone and iPad

Alternatively, you can also prevent videos, gifs, and Vines from autoplaying using the Twitter app on your iPhone or iPad.

Open the Twitter app on your device and tap Me located in the lower-right corner. Tap the gear icon next to your profile and tap Settings in the following pop-up menu.

Mobile Twitter - Settings



Under the Settings tab tap Video autoplay in the section titled “General”, followed by Never play videos automatically. Tap “Done” to save your changes.

Mobile Twitter - Settings - AutoplayCheck out our post for more information about the announcement for seamless playing. Let us know what you think about autoplay. Is it a benefit or an annoyance?