The newly incorporated feature Instagram video has quickly started giving jitters to the old dog Vine according to this Mashable link. A slight problem is (although the same thing exists in Vine too) that when you’re going through the list of your Instagram videos, they automatically start playing. This can be quite irksome. Just imagine, whether you want to view the video or not, the moment it is in front of you, it starts playing. Instagram got it mixed up with the way it shows the images.
The good thing is, you can easily turn off this feature so that the Instagram videos don’t auto-play the moment they appear on your screen.
All you have to do is
Launch your Instagram app
Locate the Profile tab at the bottom. In most of the cases it should look like this:
Then go to Settings
Under Preferences you have to tap on the on-off button next to “Auto-Play Videos”.
This will stop your Instagram videos from auto playing.