Add option to make emoticons smaller or be turned off
Would like the ability to turn off all emoticons. Every chat application I've ever used (Skype, Lync, Slack, Hipchat) allow this option. Or/and make the emoticons smaller.
It would also be nice to have the option to minimize an emoji or resize an emoji within the chat feed once a user has posted it. Currently ‘edit’ or ‘delete’ is available per message, possiblly if ‘minimize’ or ‘collapse’ option would make this possible? This would enable the viewer of the feed to create their own visual experience/not have to look at emoji if they don’t want to.
The ability to turn off emojis is still being worked upon.
Also, there is work to create a compact mode which will also help reduce white space… which in turn will impact some of the complaints are far as wasted space from the emojis as well, that have been voiced in the comments.
Stay tuned for more details.
Coming up on three years, and this is still a major problem. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case of every significant usability issue with Teams. Search about a problem or for some common chat functionality and you'll find many Teams users complaining about the same issue for years with no updates. Sure seems like MS doesn't care about Teams, which is mind-boggling since they apparently plan to replace Skype for Business with Teams...
is this fixed yet?
Shaun Wells commented
We would also like to turn of Emoticons for all users..
Katie Marcase commented
Is there an update to when this will be done. Our Company is forcing us to go from Skype for Business, where we had the option to turn this off, to Teams and when you are pasting code to someone it isn't great to be forced to see an emoticons in the middle of the code.
Still how many years it will take to solve this issue
Francis Gagné commented
Please add options to disable animations (emoji and gifs). This behaviour is not acceptable in a professional environment.
Mike Ely commented
Hey Warren how long does it take for this glacier to progress?!
I just want to be able to make them smaller and maybe to hover or collapse shared GIFs? we work in offices.
Marty Coopes commented
Any update on this? Noticed in virtual environments if for whatever reason someone sends an abnormal amount of emoji's will basically consume all of the CPU, or just crash the client. Seems like it should be straight forward fix.
Sean Ellis commented
Note: Google Chrome 74 now includes a "no animation" option. https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/23/google-chrome-74/
If browser companies recognise the distracting and annoying nature of animations, surely an office productivity tool should too.
Mihai Bazon commented
Just to confirm, I wrote a Greasemonkey script to turn off animated emoji and the high CPU usage disappeared. If you want to see the horror, you should use Inspect Element on an animated emoticon; little wonder the browser has to work so much for that animation. Beware: what you shall see cannot be unseen.
Mihai Bazon commented
I'm using Teams in Firefox (Linux) and it's horribly slow, staying at 50% CPU usage even when idling and the window is not visible. I suspect animated emoji have something to do with this.
2 years and 4 months and this issue still isn't fixed? I agree with the majority of points made up to now... they are too big, intrusive, unprofessional and need to be altered... simple options to 'keep as they are', 'reduce to normal size' or 'turn off' would I'm sure be welcomed... when will progress be made on this?
2+ years since the original request. The sluggishness of reacting to pretty simple blocking-and-tackling requests is ... disheartening.
Simple emojis is a pretty obvious thing users would want. Stop distracting me with constant movement on the screen that adds no value except cuteness that wears off in a few seconds.
Animated emoji are cognitively inaccessible. Please refer to WCAG success criterion 2.2.2.
Mike Devine commented
adding to the opinion that the emojis should be smaller and not animated. and if there can be a per-user setting to manage their appearance, that would be nice. Let some people see big animated ones if that floats their boat, but let me configure the "small without animation" look that will make this tool better.
Cathy Rodriguez commented
Must be embarrassing to offer an application that purports to be for business yet includes a "feature" that automatically turns text into teenage emoticons - and NOT have a way to turn that feature off.
Ethan Larson commented
I don't mind emoji, but I hate animated emoji. So I want to be able to stop the anims
Please add the option to hide them like in Skype. It makes Teams look like a program for kids, not for work. And scrolling through them to get to the actual content is highly distracting. The few options in Settings versus those in Skype for Business seems to show this program is not ready for the mainstream even though it is being forced upon everyone.
some of us prefer to use old school =) or :o without colorful smileys attempting to capture our emotions. Its appalling to think that simple text cannot suffice... :P