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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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    • Scott McBride commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      Agreed. This is a distraction and keeps this from being an enterprise-class tool. Nothing wrong with this feature in certain contexts, but an option to have gifs, memes, and stickers NOT display from the client end would be ideal.
      As it is now, I have now way of not displaying the unwanted and distracting content in my Teams client, which makes it extremely distracting when trying to use it for actual work.

    • Robert Casey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

      The pause button on the animated gif also DOES NOTHING in individual chats on the Windows client: (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 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:

    • Derek-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 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 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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