How to Turn Off Video Autoplay in Twitter

Whenever I am on my MacBook Pro, I use the Twitter website to look at my Twitter feed (as opposed to using Tweetbot on my mobile devices). I found it to be pretty annoying that videos automatically started to play. So I turned off this feature. It’s very easy to do.

STEP 1:  Click on your profile picture next to the search box.


STEP 2:  Scroll down to Video Tweets in the “Content” section. The “Video autoplay” box is checked if the feature is turned on.


STEP 3:  Click on the box to turn if off.


STEP 4:  Click on the Save Changes button.


To me, it is well worth the minimal effort needed to turn off the annoying autoplay feature.


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Judy Novotny

Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at

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