Ability to hide or minimize gifs (at user level)
I like a lot about Teams. However, one of the nice features of your main competitor is that on things like GIFs you can minimize them. GIFs are fun, but after the initial fun they are annoying to keep seeing auto playing in the feed. So a way to minimize them in the feed would be great.
This feature request is still being reviewed by the feature team.
I have ADHD, and every time a GIF pops up, I lose ten minutes of productivity. They almost always cause more stress and irritation than any comic relief they are supposedly providing. I would like a setting in Teams that allows you the option to turn off all GIFs.
Tom AE commented
I am dumbfounded that this feature request has existed so long and had not been implemented. Literally just a "do not display this" flag on a gif.
V S commented
wow! "under review" since 2018... Seriously? Gifs are too big and destructing. There should be an option to hide or minimize them
If Discord is able to implement a feature to disable gifs for the gaming community, Microsoft Teams should be able to implement a feature to disable gifs for the working community. This should be a no-brainer, not a 3-year-old ticket sitting on under review without any updates.
Sara Voss commented
I like GIFs. They are tastefully used in my groups. However the movement can cause accessibility issues so think there should be settings at the user level to manages when, if, for how long GIFs are visible or looping
Wow, well I found the people that don’t condone blowing off steam and incorporating some lightheartedness into the day. Gif usage isn’t a teams issue, it’s a policy and enforcement one. Your job should have a policy if it’s an issue.
I do agree something needs to be available for people with epilepsy though.
i find them a major distraction and of no use + as noted by others; they take up literally 90% of screen real estate and i'm like go away i hate you
It would be an enormous help when teaching to be able to do this because some students get distracted by having the option to upload or use means available (that I can't turn off) and have 'fun' seeing how many different things they can upload. It's a real pain! Please change it.
How to Stop Gifs, Memes, and Emojis in Microsoft Teams.
Nah fam commented
i really want to hide gifs from showing on my side of the conversation. when a gif stream starts up with a group chat, it just takes up the entire screen and I can't find the actual conversation anymore. I do not want them to be playing automatically. Having a conversation idle on one screen and flashing a gif at you is extremely annoying.
Are you guys still thinking about this?
Some people in teams keep on sending GIFs and we need at the very least a way to have them not playing automatically and in a loop.
This is supposed to be a porfesional work coordination tool...
I do not agree to Giphy terms of service, because it states user data (IP, cookie) is collected and used for targeted advertising (presumably outside Teams).
Teams users should not be forced to use Giphy especially if they disagree to these terms
Is it still under review? From a year and a half ago?
Please revisit the priority of this feature implementation. We need GIFs now more than ever. Thanks
I dislike gifs, would like to disable them on anything and everything for my own viewing pleasure.
I hate the giphy feature - we are required to use Teams at work, and people are always posting offensive ghiphy images - it is distracting and annoying!
Kesha Laun commented
I'd dislike Teams way less if I could hide the gifs. Gifs annoy me.
Also, I'm offended that this feature is not available because gifs can cause seizures for epileptic people and you all know that.
YES! I have epilepsy and not being able to allow the GIFS to stop playing is an enormous hindrence - my team is a bit salty they can't use GIFs as well. They keep playing over and over and often the animation is triggering/FAST.
please kill all gifs, they are a vehicle to spread racist images and stereotypes. I see about 50 of them a day and about 75% are racist, sexist and offensive,
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