@jotaemei Designers should be more principled about refusing anti-user work! It’s not autoplay in browsers that bugs me (especially since browsers now have protections against playing sound unprompted) as much as not having control over pausing or skipping through long videos (see Instagram reels, TikTok, etc.)
@harris Yeah, I only recently gave in and set up an Instrgram account. It's irritating that I have no idea how long the videos will be playing for, and that the only option is to pause the clips. This is one of the reasons that I don't intend to spend much time on Instagram and will be looking at fediverse alternatives.
It's unfortunate to hear that Tik Tok adopts the same anti-user pattern.
@harris I have a very old computer and generally many tabs open, so when videos start playing, they cause my browser to hang. I then have to force shut it down and reopen the app. So, being able to block autoplay makes a significant difference.
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