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Option to disable animated GIF Autoplay

Please provide an Option to disable antimated GIF Autoplay so they dont start Playback when someone posts them.

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      • Robert CaseyRobert Casey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The pause button on the animated gif also DOES NOTHING in individual chats on the Windows client: 1.0.00.19451 (64-bit)

        Animated GIFs are great and love having them. Just need to be able to turn them off, minimize them, something when I'm done with it.

      • Ben La MonicaBen La Monica commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is a pause button on the animated gif, and it DOES NOTHING. (at least in individual chats). Mac Client: 1.0.00.19452.

      • Derek-ETSDerek-ETS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This should include the ability to have in collapsed format by default - similar to Slack's Inline Media & Links /collapse feature *INCLUDING for internal organization.

      • Cody BoisclairCody Boisclair commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a legitimate accessibility issue for people prone to migraines or seizures - if anyone posts a rapidly flashing GIF, there's no way to stop or hide it as far as I can tell.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is VERY much needed! Autoplay is annoying .... but what's worse is pausing GIFs but then have them automatically start again when I navigate away from them and then back.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Constantly looping GIFs is really distracting - it prevents me from keeping a window up while working, which makes it unusable for an enterprise collaboration tool.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please. I would like to remove them entirely -- emsecially when they block other more important content under a 'see more' ellipsis.

      • John BaretskyJohn Baretsky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I love having the animated GIFs, but it would be great to not have them autoplay every time I scroll through a chat conversation. For me, the ability to disable the Autoplay could be universal (i.e I have to press play on it every time) or even just once they've timed out (i.e. it plays once but once it times out and pauses, I have to manually start it to play it again). Either option would be great.

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