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 Stop Instagram Auto Play Videos

How to disable auto-playing videos on Instagram?

  1. Open the Instagram app and go to your profile page.
  2. Tap on settings (the gear icon in iOS and the three dots icon in android)
  3. Scroll down to preferences
  4. 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.