1.Disable autoplay on Android
On Android, the setting to automatically disable autoplaying videos is hidden deep inside Chrome’s settings. To find it, tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner of the Chrome app and then hit Settings. Then, select Site settings and then locate Media near the bottom of the list.
Here, you should find the Autoplay option. Inside, you can toggle off the autoplay feature.
Use the images below to help if you get lost along the way.
2. Disable autoplay on your desktop
Just like with Chrome for Android, the desktop version will eventually get the same type of controls in the settings menu. Until then, you’ll have to use Chrome’s flags to disable autoplaying.
First, copy and paste ‘chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy‘ into Google Chrome’s URL bar. This will take you directly to a Chrome flag that you can be changed.
The Autoplay policy should be set to Default when you load the page. You’ll need to set the drop box option box to No user gesture is required
Lastly, you’ll need to click on the blue Relaunch Now button found at the bottom of the page. This will restart the Chrome browser and activate the change.