Android: YouTube now shows video previews in the Home panel, which uses up data and is otherwise just annoying. Happily you can turn them off.

Update: In the latest versions of YouTube, this option has been renamed and moved. To find the option, open Settings and tap “General.” Look for the “Muted playback” option and disable it.

Just tap your profile picture at top-right, then tap Settings > Autoplay. Turn off the “Autoplay on Home” toggle, as shown above, and you’re done.

It makes sense that YouTube would add a feature like this, because it gives users a very clear idea of what the video in question is going to be, but at the same time I understand why users might find this annoying. Happily, it’s easy enough to turn this off.

Thanks to my friend Nancy Messieh at MakeUseOf for pointing this out to me.

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Justin Pot has been writing about technology for over a decade, with work appearing in Digital Trends, The Next Web, Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, and the Zapier Blog. He also runs the Hillsboro Signal, a volunteer-driven local news outlet he founded.
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