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.
STOP THE WIGGLING
If you use Teams on your i-Phone, then the smileys are not animated, even the ones that are sent to you from a desktop version of Teams. Nevertheless, I hope that the option to de-animated them will soon be added to the desktop version.
Really. As said below some of us use Teams & Skype at the absolute minimum because of these. I left skype previously when it started some years back(migrated to Vber) Back now as my employer uses it. I want to communicate in clear unambiguous text based language- why can I not do this?
Emoticons are highly distracting and often when writing code in Teams emoticons appear where code should be. How is this not part of the minimum viable product?
Everyone on my team wants to use emoticon acknowledgements instead of simple text like "OK", so my Chat window flashes like a Christmas tree every time I open it. Surely you guys can't be too far away from giving us the option to either not show emoticons or at least disable the animation? This request is incredibly old, and by the list of comments below, a lot of people don't like this feature.
Bob Johnson commented
How can it possibly take YEARS to disable it? Microsoft has 150,000 employees; what do they do all day?
Please allow on a client level :
- to stop (any, all, single) animations
- to display (emojis, smileys, giphys, meme) at all
- to reduce size of emojis, smileys, giphys, meme etc.
All these things are funny (for some of us), but VERY unproffesional and distracting.
I concur with the lots of comments: please allow to turn off animated emojis and co. It drives me crazy and I use Teams as little as possible.
Please allow stopping animations. I use Teams as little as possible because of them.
We still can't turn off these **** animated emojis
Heidi Cisneros commented
Hello I would like an update on this request. Teachers at my school district would like to have the option to turn off or on the emoticons as this can get out of hand when having class discussions. Thanks
Adriana Ortega commented
Plase finish with that partially done task that you have incomplete for more than a year. We really need that feature to turn off emoticons. Bernie is driving me crazy.
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?