How to turn off video autoplay on iOS or Android for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

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How to prevent pre-loading on Instagram

Instagram works a bit differently. As you probably already know, videos will play automatically as you scroll through your feed. The platform currently doesn’t give you the option to stop playing videos automatically, though we hope Instagram will give us the option to do so in the future. Instead, you’ll find an option to Use less data. This option doesn’t stop videos from playing, per se, but it will stop them from pre-loading. This will at least save you some data and prevent the app from pre-loading the videos as soon as you launch Instagram. Videos will not start playing until you scroll down and look at them.

How to use less data on Instagram in iOS

Step 1: Tap the cog (how to turn off autoplay videos on twitter facebook instagram cogwheel1) in the upper-right corner of Instagram.

Step 2: Go to Cellular Data Use.

Step 3: Turn on Use Less Data.

How to use less data on Instagram in Android

Step 1: Tap the more options icon (how to turn off autoplay videos on twitter facebook instagram more options 3 dots) in the upper-right corner of Instagram.

Step 2: Select Cellular Data Use.

Step 3: Turn on Use Less Data.

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