Tweets that appear in your Twitter feed can contain assorted types of media, such as pictures and videos. You can typically view a picture or video by tapping the icon for that media when you wish to view it.
However, you may have noticed videos in your feed might be playing automatically as soon as they are visible on the screen.
If you wish to hear the audio associated with the video, then you can tap the icon.
But if you find the video autoplay functionality to be distracting or unwanted, or if you are worried about additional data consumption, then you have the option of disabling this feature.
The steps in our tutorial will show you where to find this setting so that you can customize it to suit your preferences.
Stop Videos from Autoplaying in Twitter on the iPhone
The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.1.3. The version of the Twitter app being used was the most current version available when this article was written.
Step 1: Open the Twitter app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the Me option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the Settings icon at the middle of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the Settings button.
Step 5: Tap the Video autoplay button.
Step 6: Select the Never play videos automatically option. Note that you also have the option of selecting to play videos on mobile and Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi only.
Now that you know how to turn off video autoplay in the iPhone Twitter app you can not only reduce the amount of cellular data that the app uses, you can also reduce the frustration that can occur when a video starts playing that you don’t want to watch.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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