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Autoplay is that person in the horror film who whispers too loudly, and gets you all found by the killer.
It tells your boss that you are not working, and it makes you 'watch' three seconds of videos about which you could not care less.
According to Mashable, Twitter and Facebook have videos set to autoplay in order to increase the number of views the social networks can boast.
This is how to turn them off, depending on your platform.
Facebook app (iOS)
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