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How to Stop Autoplay (Videos and GIFs) in Telegram

Telegram autoplay GIFs and videos by default. If you prefer to stop the automatic play of these, this guide is for you.

I use the app (Android phone and iPhone), Desktop, and the Web. Let’s begin.

Disable Autoplay on Telegram (Android)

Open the Telegram app and hit the three horizontal lines at the top left.

Select “Settings,” which is between Saved Messages and Invite Friends.

Tap Data and Storage between Privacy and Security and Chat Settings.

In the Autoplay media section, you can see GIFs and Videos, and beside each of them, a toggle switch.

The former is for the autoplay of GIF, and the latter is for the video autoplay.

Turn off both the toggle switches, and that’s all.

If you want to enable autoplay, turn on the above switches.

Stop Autoplay on Telegram (iPhone)

Launch Telegram and tap Settings at the bottom.

Select Data and Storage between Privacy and Security and Appearance.

In the Autoplay Media section, you can see GIFs and Videos, and beside each of them, a toggle switch.

Turn off both the toggle switches, and that’s it.

If you want to enable autoplay, turn on the above switches.

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How to Turn Off Autoplay on Telegram Web

Open Telegram Web and click on the three horizontal lines at the left sidebar top.

Select Settings > Data and Storage.

At the bottom, you can see the Autoplay media section.

Turn off the GIFs and Videos.

That’s all.

If you want to turn on autoplay, turn on the abovementioned options.

How to Turn Off Autoplay on Telegram Desktop

Open the Telegram Desktop app and hit the three horizontal lines in the left sidebar top.

Select Settings > Advanced.

In the Automatic media download section, you need to click on the kind of chat for which you want to turn off autoplay.

The available options are “In private chats,” “In groups,” and “In channels.”

After that, in the Autoplay section, you can see these options: Rounded video messages, Videos, and GIFs.

You can disable the one you prefer.

Hit the Save button, and that’s it.

If you want to enable autoplay, turn on the ones you’ve disabled and hit the Save button.

That’s all.

Thanks for reading.