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.
Hello, we just started using Teams, and it is really great, but we really need this please!
If there is way for a user to hide and un-hide all the stickers/memes/Gifs in a chat window, that would be much appreciated!
Please! I need this feature!
I would like to be able to have a toggle in the teams client to completely disable these irritating GIFs from appearing in my client. - this should be an option at a user level, so that those that want to participate can, but those of us who find this to be disturbing and irritating can turn it off individually even though the owner or admin of the channel or chat session has them enabled.
- either that or someone please develop some software to block them please!
Please review this faster! Definitely want GIFs in channels, but would love for a /collapse type quick command or small button next to the GIF.
Minimize all of the links and GIFs in the current channel or chat so I can quickly get back to the topic at hand instead of the conversation being broken up by giant blocks of images/animated gifs.
I would MUCH rather go back to Cisco Jabber than continue dealing with all the cretinous gifs people like to drop into a CORPORATE chat mechanism.
Amen to hiding/minimizing gifs. Nothing should be on autoplay in the first place.
Would love if gifs were received as thumbnails that you could click to expand/minimize. Or if they did show up at the regular size, let me collapse them individually PLEASE.
As an ugly workaround I added these to my hosts file
Carol Malony commented
I concur. It's silly how much junk I have to weed through to get to an actual communicated message.
This should be true of ALL images.
And for all LONG postings, such as when someone posts a long code snippet. It takes up half the screen, and after I've seen it, it's annoying to have to scroll past it. All "large" entries in a conversation should be "collapsible".
This is also an accessibility issue. Ignoring this issue puts people at risk, physically and psychologically. Some people, notably epileptics, simply cannot handle excessive animation.
It would literally be a 5-minute fix. I don't know why Microsoft is dragging their heels on something like this.
Any progress on this ?
cat belle commented
the constant movement of the gifs is annoying. They are also too large in my opinion. I like them, but would like to be able to make them less 'in your face'. In skype, they are much smaller, and the movement stops after a few seconds; that makes sense to me
Another request for the ability to minimize gifs. They take up so much screen space and (as others have said) don't really add value.
Mike Scarborough commented
Having an all-or-nothing setting at the Team level is too coarse an option. Would really like an option to disable gifs for my user without affecting others.
Still nothing configurable.
I would really want to use another client but I can't. :'(
Matt Scott commented
Nothing makes me click out of Teams faster seeing an animated GIF in the comments. I would love the ability to hide them and only see the actual information associated with a post.
While you are in there, it would be nice if I had control over whether or not to notify me based on whether its just a gif.
Some channels, I want notifications as things are posted.... unless it was a gif, in which case ... don't even bother me. to me, that's not an update on the channel, its someone trying to be cute.
Looks like your are just chitchating instead of having a important conversation just because someone put a gif in the middle.
PLEASE ADD THIS NOW I AM DYING WITH ALL THESE STUPID GIFS
This isn't a thing in 2019? Really!? Talk about short-sited and narrow minded in your view of how chat should work in a corporate environment.
MS Teams already automatically hides useful information we want to see behind the "show more..." thing I have to click EVERY SINGLE THREAD. You of course do not give us an option to disable the hiding of useful information. How is it you will not allow us to hide things we DO NOT WANT TO SEE?