Monday, June 3, 2019

How To Turn Off Autoplay Videos on Instagram

Instagram is popular for uploading and watching videos and photos. You can watch videos on the "Feed" as well as on "Stories". When you scroll down, the videos will autoplay which results in draining your mobile bandwidth.

Preloading videos could be annoying because you may not like to watch all the videos while scrolling deep.

If you're connected to an unlimited wifi connection, it won't be an issue. For budget data users, this would be a headache.

On the Instagram web version, the videos won't autoplay by default. Also, there is no option to alter this setting.

Previously, Instagram had autoplay settings to enable/disable the feature. They had removed this feature to welcome Ad push for improving their business model. However, you can explore data settings on the Instagram app to control the autoplay of videos.

You can stop autoplay on Facebook and Twitter. You can do the same on the Instagram app for Android and iPhone under "Cellular Data Settings".

So, you can choose to play the videos you want to watch. This will help you to save your mobile data.

Turn off autoplay instagram

In this guide, you'll learn how to stop automatic video play on Instagram.

Friday, May 31, 2019

How To Change Hotstar Video Quality Settings

Hotstar is a video streaming platform similar to Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video. On Hotstar, you can watch Live sports, TV shows, movies and much more. Hotstar is most popular in India where users can watch high-quality videos in 8 regional languages.

If you're Premium subscriber, you can enjoy watching Hollywood & Bollywood movies and TV channels. You can also watch the latest American TV shows, blockbuster movies in 9 languages, Premier league, and more.

It can be accessed through web login from your favorite web browser. If you're smartphone user, you can get Hotstar for Android and iOS.

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Hotstar is available in US, Canada, and India. Users from these countries can subscribe to Premium services. However, you can't change the membership from one country to another. If you're from the US who is subscribed to Hotstar membership, your account cannot be used in Canada. You can only use Hotstar USA login.

As per your Internet speed, the video quality in Hotstar app changes from time to time. Hotstar will automatically observe your data speed and serves you the matching video quality. If you feel that the streaming quality is very low, you can change the video quality settings.

Once you change the video quality, the full video will be played in the required quality. You have to change the required quality for each video you watch. The auto video quality will be the permanent setting in Hotstar.

hotstar video quality

In this guide, you'll see how to change Hotstar video quality for best viewing experience.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

How To Upload High Quality Videos and Photos to Facebook

All videos and photos on Facebook were uploaded by users, page and group admins around the world. Millions of users upload media files every day from their mobile phone and desktop. Not all of the media files were in good quality even though the users upload HD quality photos and videos.

Many users complain about the video and image quality issue after publishing.

Why are my videos blurry on Facebook?

Whenever you upload media files from your mobile, Facebook will automatically compress and resize the photos and videos. At the time of uploading your file, Facebook aggressively lowers the quality. This should be frustrating because you might have tried uploading HD quality videos and photos.

From Facebook's point of view, they compress the files in order to save your mobile data.

Later when you would like to download your own media files from Facebook, you will get low-quality files.

You can change the default settings on the Facebook app for Android and iOS devices. This would be a good setting for wifi users. If you have enough mobile data, you can enjoy uploading HD videos on Facebook.

upload hd video to facebook

In this guide, you'll learn how to upload HD videos and photos to Facebook.

Friday, May 24, 2019

How To Change Facebook Video Quality Settings

Facebook is filled with rich posts like text, photos, and videos. Many Facebook users would like to watch viral videos to have fun. The Facebook algorithm shows suggested videos which help the users to browse more interesting videos.

Depending upon your Internet speed, Facebook video quality varies. If you have a slow speed Internet connection, probably you'll be forced to watch videos in 144p and 180p quality.

Must-See: How To Change Amazon Prime Video Quality Settings

In case, if you have very good Internet speed but still Facebook shows you videos in low quality, you can manually change that too. After applying the required settings, it will improve Facebook video quality.

If the video was uploaded in HD quality, you can watch the same video in HD, SD, and low quality. You can choose the best video quality for Facebook. The video quality can be changed on the web version as well as on Android and iOS devices.

If you're looking to save your mobile data, it is better to play videos in medium quality.

Facebook video quality settings

In this guide, you'll learn how to change Facebook video quality settings.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Logo Maker TheHoth | Ultimate Guide To Create Your Free Logo

For every brand, unique brand name and their logo speaks a lot about their business. A brand without a logo will hardly be remembered by people. If you're the one who is planning to start a business, after all the basic set up, the important thing you need is a meaningful logo.

If you'd like to make your business popular, a logo is crucial. Having an awesome logo can help you to move your business online. In order to reach millions of eyes, you should set up official pages for your business in social media. You'll be asked to upload your brand logo as the display picture.

To get a strong online presence for your business, you need a unique logo.

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At Fiverr, Upwork and Freelancer websites, you can hire a logo creator to make a beautiful logo for you. They may charge you from 10$ to even $500 or more per logo. It is one of the hottest freelancing services.

Also, you can see various sites to make a logo. Some sites offer you free logo (with image resolution restriction) and some sites provide premium service.

If you have time and little creativity & idea, you can create a logo for free online. You can make your own logo in less than 10 minutes by using "The Hoth free logo maker" tool.

The Hoth is an SEO service providing company which offers free logo creation tool. They have launched the tool named Logo Maker TheHoth. 


Create your own logo for free

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a logo and download for free using "logo maker The Hoth".

Friday, May 17, 2019

Safe.Page by Google Wants You to Take this Quiz

Phishing is the most common problem on the Internet. Many users are unaware of phishing links before clicking any links. To test your knowledge about which URLs are safe, Google has launched Safe.Page website.

For safer web browsing, you should have knowledge about the URLs. There are two types of links on the web. One is a safe link and other is a fake link.

If you've received a suspicious email that includes spam links, you can report phishing emails to Google.

Phishing websites are not easy to be identified in the first glance. In addition, you need to thoroughly check the words in the URL to verify its authenticity.

For example: If you receive an email which looks like it's from PayPal, the first thing you should do is to read the URL. It should be https://www.paypal.com/. You can find this by hovering over the link inside the body of the email. Check out Phishing email examples to identify fake emails.

At the beginning of the Internet, there was no HTTPS in the URL. Everywhere it was the only HTTP. There are still many sites has the URL without HTTPS. Does this indicate sites without "S" in the HTTP are not safe? Not really. Spammers take advantage of this to send mass phishing emails that have non-secured links.

So, if a site has HTTPS, is that completely a safe one to browse? No. Scammers can create suspicious links that have HTTPS in the URL.

Aargh!. Then how to identify the difference between official and fake links?

The answer is: You should know the exact URL of any official sites of the bank, Amazon, PayPal, Netflix, etc and so on.

If you have questions like "is this website safe?", you should visit Google's safe.page. It can teach how to identify official and fake links on the web by taking a simple quiz.

Google Safe Page Quiz

In this post, you'll get the knowledge of safe and unsafe links by taking a quiz on Google's safe.page site.
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