Linkedin: disable automatic video playback

If you are roaming and do not want to consume many gigs, the automatic playback of the multimedia elements present on the social networks you use every day is certainly not an optimal function. For some time now, Linkedin has also been playing the videos in your feed automatically and this is not always good.

In fact, no matter how interesting it may be, autoplay risks consuming a lot of data traffic. In particular situations, if for example you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network and you are on vacation in a foreign country, it can become problematic to continue scrolling through the social networks among hundreds and hundreds of videos that open automatically.

If you are looking for a job and keep an eye on the offers of companies on Linkedin every day – the professional social network par excellence – I invite you to consider avoiding the autoplay of clips posted by your contacts. In this regard, I point out my article on how to activate the data saving mode on Facebook).

Well, after reading these few lines you are convinced that you want to limit the amount of mobile data used on your smartphone and can’t wait to find out how to disable automatic playback of videos on Linkedin ?

Don’t worry, in this article you will find all the information you need. In the next paragraphs I will explain in a simple way how to disable the autoplay function of videos published on Linkedin. Come on, let’s not get lost in further chat, make yourself comfortable and carefully follow the steps I am about to illustrate. Happy reading!

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Disable the automatic playback of videos on Linkedin from Android

In an article published a few days ago I explained how to disable the automatic playback of videos on Instagram. The procedure to be performed in this case is very similar. Read on to find out and put it into practice immediately.

If you have decided to disable the autoplay of Linkedin videos , to avoid fooling yourself when a video suddenly starts in the office and to save on data traffic, you just have to follow the steps I am about to illustrate.

To disable the autoplay of Linkedin videos you can operate directly from the app downloaded on your Android device, here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Open the Linkedin app from your Android device
  • Tap the profile photo
  • Now tap on Settings
  • Select Account preferences
  • In the Preferences section site tap on Play video automatically
  • Now choose the option you think is right for you among the three proposals
  • To disable automatic playback, do ta p on Do not play videos automatically
  • You can also choose to play them only on cellular data networks and Wi-Fi

disattivare autoplay video linkedin

Done? Your changes will be saved automatically . If you change your mind you can always go back, repeat the steps I just listed and choose an option different from the one selected.

Disable automatic playback of videos on Linkedin from iPhone / iPad iOS

If you have decided to save data on your smartphone but do not give up scrolling through the feed of Linkedin, the well-known social network for professionals and workers, all you have to do is opt out of the automatic playback of video.

How? The procedure is really very simple and doesn’t take who knows how long. Here’s what you need to do to disable autoplay for all Linkedin videos from your iOS device:

  • Open the Linkedin app from your iOS device (iPhone or iPad)
  • Tap on profile photo
  • Choose Settings
  • Select Account preferences
  • In the Site preferences section, tap on Play video automatically
  • To disable the function automatic playback of videos tap the ball next to the item Do not play videos automatically
  • Done? From this moment on you will no longer have to worry about excessive data consumption

If you change your mind in the next few days, you can always repeat the steps I have just shown you in this paragraph dedicated to mobile devices iOS and choose an option other than the one selected . Make your choice, the changes will be made automatically!

Linkedin allows you to choose between three different options:

  • Do not play video automatically
  • Only on Wi-Fi network
  • On cellular data network and Wi-Fi

Conclusions

On the Linkedin app for iOS and Android, as well as on other social networks, the videos are played automatically . However, this feature is not always popular.

Anyone looking to save data on their smartphone – especially if there is a shortage of gigabytes and Wi-Fi networks available nearby – dislikes the autoplay of video content on social networks.

As I explained in the previous paragraphs, there are quick and easy steps you can take on your mobile device to remedy this situation. If you have little data traffic available, follow my instructions and you will see that the automatic playback of videos on Linkedin will no longer be a problem.

I hope I have been helpful with this article. If you have any questions or if something you have read is not very clear, do not hesitate to contact me. I’ll be happy to help you out!

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