Blocking autoplay blocks all play on Instagram

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Description of the issue:
How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Block autoplay on Instagram
  2. Restart Brave
  3. Try to play a video manually on Instagram

Expected result:
I can manually play any video.

Brave Version( check About Brave):

Version 1.47.186 Chromium: 109.0.5414.119 (Official Build) (x86_64)

Additional Information:
I hate Instagram’s autoplay of every single video with the power of 1000 burning suns. So I turn autoplay off on Instagram. Now I can’t play a video by pressing play manually without turning autoplay back on. From what I gather this is not how it’s supposed to work. I choose when to play something, Not Brave and Not Instagram. Me. Please fix this. It’s been broken a long time.

Hello @mculver

Thanks for bringing this to our attention and I’m sorry to hear you are going through this. Could you kindly try to clear cookies and cache to see if the issue persists?

Be waiting for your response!

I have settings set to clear cache every time I exit the browser, which is every day. I cleared it and cookies out anyway, set autoplay blocked, went to Instagram, logged in, tried to play a video, but pressing play does nothing. The video is completely blocked from any play, not just autoplay. This is what has been broken for a long time, same behavior.

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