How to stop sites from autoplaying videos on your desktop

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One of the pesky things about surfing the internet is the recent barrage of autoplaying videos on websites.

You might be at work, opening a website to read some news, and suddenly a video will blast through your speakers. Worry not, we’ve got you covered. Here are some nifty ways you stop videos from playing automatically.

Website settings

Social networks like Twitter and Facebook allow you to turn off autoplay directly from the settings menu. On Twitter, you’d find this option under ‘Setting> Content’.

Credit: Twitter

Meanwhile, Facebook provides this toggle under ‘Setting> Video’.

Credit: Facebook

If you don’t want to do this, browsers now allow you to turn off autoplay videos too.


Google has built some autoplay options


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