Firefox has always been in one of the top positions in the list of web browsers. A number of people prefers Firefox as their browser because of their dislike for chrome. It is very popular and seems like their primary choice. However, there are times when problems do arise in your favorite things too.

Recently, we have been hearing a number of complains about Twitter Gifs not playing on Firefox. The issue is such that this prevents gifs from playing on the browser while they keep playing well on the other browsers. There are a number of things that trigger this problem.

So, here we are trying to address all your problems through some solutions that we have compiled together in this article.

Table of Content
The Basic Issues
Finding the key.


So, lets see what the issue.



There are a number of reasons of gifs not playing on Firefox.

  • One of the most important reason is internet degradation and deceleration. It is possible that when a particular internet service is facing degradation and the service is not smooth, twitter gifs might not be playing on Firefox. What needs to be done is restart your internet browser and this might fix up the issue. 
  • Sometimes the corrupted cache that has been built up due to internet usage may also bar the twitter gifs from playing on Firefox. Once this configuration cache is cleared your twitter gifs might be running.
  • Sometimes switching on the hardware acceleration feature is also not the exact thing that you should do. It is sometimes fruitful to disable it, this would help settle all the spurring issues.
  • In some cases, some add-ons that the browser has configured might also be preventing the twitter gifs from playing on Firefox, therefore disabling these add-ons by booting in the safe mode may help fix these issues.

These are some of the basic issues that might pop-up which can create the problem of the gifs not working on Firefox. 

Let look into it in greater details. 


How do you fix the issue of Twitter videos not playing on Firefox?

Generally, Firefox plays animated gifs but there might be certain uninvited problems that would bar these gifs from playing. 

Here’s Why!

  • First, is to recheck your power connection, disconnecting all your devices from the router and unplugging the router from the power source and then re-plugging it helps in fixing the issue sometimes.
  • The second thing is to clear the configuration cache build-up.
  • For this, open Mozilla Firefox through the shortcut icon on the desktop. 
  • Click on the three horizontal lines located on the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Select ‘Options’ from the content menu
  • Select ‘Privacy and Security’
  • Scroll down to ‘Cookies and Site Data’ section
  • Select ‘Clear Data’ icon. 
  • The third step is to checkmark the safe mode. 
  • For this, open Mozilla Firefox through the shortcut icon on the desktop. 
  • Click on the three horizontal lines located on the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Select the ‘Help’
  • ‘Restart with add-ons disabled’
  • Select ‘start in safe mode’
  • Checkmark the box.
  • Disabling hardware acceleration from the dropdown menu also helps in fixing the issue a number of times.
  • Updating the software from time to time is one of the most important things. 
  • Press ‘Windows + R’ keys together.
  • This opens the run prompt. 
  • Type in “appwiz.cpl’ and hit enter.
  • As the program and features window appears, locate Mozilla Firefox, right click on it and select Uninstall.
  • Then select the latest version and click ‘here’ to download the updated version afresh. 
  • Disabling firewalls temporarily, the windows defender firewall also helps solving the twitter gif not playing Firefox issue sometimes. You are also to disable the third-party antivirus software. 
  • As a contradiction to our previous point we shall say, sometimes installing the recent Firefox update also causes problem in playing the twitter gifs. There might be a bug in the update. To get along with this, a user can simply uninstall the latest version and download any of the previous versions. 
  • One of the next solutions is Installing Windows media feature pack.
  • Disabling plug-ins can be another solution. 
  • For this, open Mozilla Firefox through the shortcut icon on the desktop. 
  • Click on the three horizontal lines located on the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Select ‘Add-ons’ and then select plug-ins. 
  • Check out every plug-in, select the three dots appearing with each of them and then hit the never activate icon. 
  • Restart the browser and check if the gifs are now playing.
  • Another solution is to clean reinstall. 
  • Press ‘Windows + R’ keys together.
  • This opens the run prompt. 
  • Type in ‘%appdata%’ and hit enter.
  • Open up Mozilla Firefox folder and delete profiles folder from here. 
  • Copy-paste this link from here and download and install the latest version. 
  • Another solution is that a user can browse in incognito mode.
  • When using from your cellphones, may a times when the power saving mode is enabled it prevents twitter videos from playing due to its heavy battery usage. Therefore, disabling them for the time being can also be a solution to your problem. 

What about twitter gifs not playing on android?



There are a number of things that will leave you wondering as in why your twitter videos are not playing on a sudden day. 

Here are some of the problems which might arise and they need to be fixed.

  1. A faulty network connectivity can lead to such a problem. Therefore, this needs to be fixed. 
  2. Sometimes using older versions of Twitter might lead to such a problem. Therefore, updating the app helps.
  3. Sometimes, the cache of twitter application may be causing such a problem and it needs to be cleared.
  4. Older browsers may also cause this problem
  5. Operating system software update is a necessary thing sometimes. 
  6. When the device memory is full this may lead to Twitter gifs not playing on androids. Emptying some space is thus required.
  7. Sometimes it may just be the video format’s issue. Thus, making sure that the uploaded video format is compatible with twitter is all you need to do. 

These are some options that might help you prevent your twitter videos getting white screened when they are being played on android and on Firefox. 


There are a variety of reasons why Twitter videos are not playing and you keep wondering about it. There are a few things to dear friend, you need to check. These problems can happen in a variety of devices. It may be on your Mozilla Firefox browser; it may be on your android phone or iPhone. With all these problems taken into consideration, here in this article we have jotted down some steps that these user friends can follow and thus find the key to their problems. 

The list gives you some solutions to the problems one may face with both Firefox and Android.

Hope you get the answers to all your queries.

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