Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Instagram No Longer Lets Users Disable Video Autoplay

I was glad that I could turn off autoplaying video when Instagram launched the feature. This is an experience-defining (or, perhaps, experience-ruining) feature. Not only does video autoplay, it preloads over a cell connection by default, which is a blatantly revenue-driven decision, and completely idiotic when most people have monthly cell data quotas.