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.
Yeah, monumentally stupid to add childish consumer behavior to a business application with no ability to turn it off. Should never have introduced it until it could be turned off. Needs to be a per client ability to disable that ****, as some organizations don't want it off (because marketing departments) while many users in those organizations (any other department, that actually gets work done) get frustrated that they have to look at facebook like **** while at work.
Henning Luetje commented
Please make an option to turn that emoji stuff off
Now that is just silly. Really? 3 years to add such a trivial option? Even 1st year college student would be able to implement this in no-time. Such feature not only should be done in matter of hours. We shouldn't even have to request it at all! Shows how much Microsoft really cares about it's users.
Not only those emoticons are distracting but they can also waste a huge amount of power. Rendering those emoticons can take 50% on i7 core CPU. Yes, really. Might depend on browser, but on Firefox it does. As soon as any emoticon is visible it will start to waste CPU eating your notebook battery.
Jonathan Presson commented
I'm fine with having them... but if you give a single emoji response, it's just massive. I don't understand the need for a half-inch large smiley face.
Here Microsoft, just do this: https://gist.github.com/anevins12/6d4c30800df981dccc36e26b908a7cad#
Kamrom Dechu commented
Is the issue going to be resolved soon? Its been a year since your last post, and I'm certain it used to be possible in older versions.
This has been "in progress" since 2017 - This feature request should be upgraded to an interface bug report with highest severity in my oppinion as it affects your users mental health. ;) <-- This is a perfect example of a non distracting "emoji". See how nice it is
Emojis in general are an eyesore for me. Animated emojis are very distracting, especially in a business environment where I am working on many things at once and, having the Teams window open but to the side on another monitor, I still see emojis continously blink etc in the corner of my eye. It makes me lose focus.
Latest Teams client cannot turn them off. I've tested all extensions under the sun for Firefox as well as animation options in about:config with no luck. If anyone in the comments have a brute force way to turn these animations off, like a greasemonkey script, I would welcome it with open arms!
I thought Microsoft Teams suppose to be tool for professionals to communicate within project teams. Yet we still can't get rid of emoticons that takes half of screen. Say what?
Add another voice to the desperate query: "When will this be fixed?"
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.