What does the Video Preload Setting do in Instagram?

Instagram is an online mobile photo & video sharing and social networking service which allows you to backup photos & videos to share them with others. Instagram has a 'Video Preload' feature, which automatically start playing video when users scroll through their timeline on the Instagram app. It is useful to save the buffering time and the time of playng the video. This 'Video Preload' feature makes video start playing more quickly, but it uses more mobile data. It preloads the video & plays when the phone is connected over a mobile data network. If you want to control your mobile data usage, then you can choose either "Preload videos on Wi-Fi or cellular" or "Preload on Wi-Fi only". If you set 'Preload on Wi-Fi only', then the Instagram app will preload the videos only when the device is connected to a WiFi network. It will take more time to load videos when you are not connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you are looking for a step by step process to disable video preload in Instagram, read below.

Here are the steps to adjust the Video Preload Setting:


  1. Go to http://instagram.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  2. Download "Instagram App" on your phone from the Play store & launch it.
  3. Open "Instagram app" on your phone.
  4. Go to your "Profile" page.
  5. Tap "Vertical 3 dots" on Android phone or "Setting gear" icon on iPhone located at the top right corner on the screen to open the Settings menu.
  6. Scroll down to the Preferences section & tap "Videos".
  7. Choose "Preload videos on Wi-Fi or cellular" or "Preload on Wi-Fi only".

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