How to turn OFF the Autoplay
How to turn OFF the Autoplay Trailer Video on your YouTube channel’s home page. When you have a YouTube channel and a video trailer on your home page, you may not want it to play automatically when a person clicks the link. I didn’t find this answer very quickly when I searched for it, so I thought I would create a quick tutorial for you if you need it.
I often share my YouTube channel’s link, and then I hear my video start playing multiple times (if people are unmuted). This happened today, and it reminded me to find the answer for turning off autoplay. It’s a simple answer, but I was not finding a visual when I searched, so I have it for you.
- Log into your YouTube channel
- Go to your home page, or look up the video that is your trailer or featured video
- Click on the video so that it is playing on a new tab
- Next to the CC symbol, to the left, is a little tab where you can turn autoplay off
- However, after I posted this video tutorial, I received some comments and questions. Here is a followup (Part 2).
UPDATE – if you are still experiencing this issue (as per YouTube’s directions):
- Open the YouTube app and tap on your profile picture from top right corner of the Home page.
- Tap on Settings.
- Select General tab. https://www.youtube.com/account_playback
- Tap on the playback feed.
- Select your preference to turn it off.
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Follow-up to Tutorial
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There are pros and cons to both options of having your trailer autoplay or not. At first, I thought it would be more accessible. After sharing the link many times and hearing my video start, and then people having to find where to pause the video, I realized it was not the best option. People’s experience and ease of use should be considered at every step of the learning experience journey.
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