Get annoyed when you open Instagram only to see plenty of annoying sounds from auto-playing videos? You are not the only one; here’s how to disable it.
No matter what you think about Instagram adding video, I assume we can all agree that facing a random sound every time you open the app and a video starts playing is very annoying. As earlier touched on when videos first launched on Instagram, you can disable the auto-play “feature” (more like a curse) with just a few quick tricks. I have to hand it to the Instagram team for even placing the option in the app.
How to disable auto-playing videos on Instagram?
- Open the Instagram app and go to your profile page.
- Tap on settings (the gear icon in iOS and the three dots icon in android)
- Scroll down to preferences
- Find the “Auto-play videos” option and uncheck the box.
Congratulations, you are now free from hearing unexpected video sounds every time you launch Instagram. From now on, to play a video, you will have to tap on it and wait for it to load.