Autoplaying videos are one of many greatest annoyances on the Internet. Nobody likes a loud, blaring, noisy video to play unexpectedly.
Sadly, many web sites suppose it is cool to have them. I’ve seen them on Steam too, throughout sale occasions or a brand new sport launch or award ceremonies, or on Netflix, with its dreaded auto-play on hover.
The Telegram Desktop software was up to date to model 1.9.three immediately and it provides a number of options (Telegram app was updated as well). I like the brand new spell checker and the resume playback choice for videos is good too. But the replace additionally brings autoplay videos in chats. I do not actually see why they enabled this by default for the desktop model.
Initially, I did not discover it. But once I switched to one other program and again, I observed that I had acquired a few video messages which had been autoplaying in-line. This was odd as a result of, I all the time manually downloaded videos and so they performed in the full-screen mode. The in-line autoplay media’s audio was muted whereas the video stored taking part in.
What actually aggravated me was that there was no means to pause this in-line video, so it simply stored taking part in (which in flip ought to be utilizing some reminiscence in the background). I assumed sending a brand new message would cease the video however it didn’t. Multiple videos had been taking part in on the similar time too. Clicking on the video switches it to the total display screen view and right-clicking on it simply exhibits the common choices.
Then I remembered that the service had launched this autoplay function in their cellular app final yr and that it was non-obligatory. Fortunately, the replace message from Telegram does point out the place to discover the setting to disable autoplay videos.
But take a look at the screenshot and you’ll most likely agree that it’s a bit complicated.
How to disable autoplay videos in Telegram Desktop
1. Click on the menu button after which on Settings.
2. Select “Advanced”.
three. This display screen has a bit named “Automatic Media Download” that has three choices “In Private Chats, In Groups, In channels”.
four. Click on the primary one (Private chats) and in the subsequent display screen, disable the toggles subsequent to Videos and Round Video Messages.
5. Hit the Save button.
Once you do that, videos will now not mechanically be downloaded or autoplay. Depending in your necessities, i.e., whether or not you need to disable autoplay videos utterly, repeat Step four and 5 for Groups and Channels.
Personally I’d have preferred one setting named “Autoplay videos” and a toggle for it, as an alternative of getting to change to three screens and repeat the steps. Disabling autoplay videos additionally disables the in-line video participant. So, even when you’ve downloaded a video manually, the one means to view it’s in the full-screen mode. The in-line participant for desktop would really be good if it had an choice to pause the video. In its present state you actually cannot use it in any respect.
For those that do not know, Telegram’s Round Videos had been previously known as Telescope videos, and that is only a fancy time period for “video messages” which can be despatched in a spherical format as an alternative of a rectangle. And I assumed Xbox nailed it with their naming schemes.