How to Disable Autoplay Videos on Telegram

Autoplay media on Telegram is enabled by default, so videos and GIFs automatically play in groups, channels, and private chats. But you can disable it whenever you want.

Here’s how to disable autoplay media on Telegram on different devices.

How to Disable Autoplay Media on Telegram Using Desktop

You can disable autoplay media in groups, channels, and private chats using your computer.

To disable it, follow the steps below:

Open the Telegram app on your computer.

Click the three vertical lines in the top-left corner of the left sidebar.

Click Settings in the menu that appears.

Click on “Advanced.”

Click on “In private chats.”

Turn off all toggle switches in the Autoplay section and click on “Save.”

After saving, autoplay media will be disabled in private chats. To disable in groups and channels, turn off all toggle switches in the Autoplay section by clicking “In groups” and “In channels” one by one.

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How to Turn Off Autoplay Media on Telegram Using Mobile

You can turn off autoplay media using your Android phone or iPhone.

On Android

Open the Telegram app on your Android phone.

Tap on the three vertical lines in the top-left corner.

Tap on “Settings” in the menu that appears.

Select “Data and Storage.”

Scroll down and turn off the toggle switch right next to “GIFs” and “Videos.”

On iPhone

Open the Telegram app on your iPhone.

Tap on “Settings” in the lower-right corner.

Select “Data and Storage.”

Turn off the toggle switch right next to “GIFs” and “Videos.”

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How to Stop Autoplay Videos and GIFs on Telegram Website

You can stop videos and GIFs from playing automatically on Telegram.

Let’s see how to do that.

Go to the Telegram web app.

Click on the hamburger menu in the upper-left corner.

Click “Settings” in the menu that appears.

Select “Data and Storage.”

Uncheck the checkbox to the left of “GIFs” and “Videos.”

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