Full gif previews
When selecting a gif, only the first second or so of the gif plays. This means you have to select it to see the full thing. Then if you realize this does not adequately express your deep emotions, you have to remove it and perform the search all over again. Doing this repeatedly often leads to quiet weeping and existential dread.
Without a thoughtful evaluation of the full selection of gifs, one is unable to adequately express themselves with the fine nuance required to communicate the exact emotions intended.
Please show the full length of a gif within the preview window. Thanks!
More Gif in the preview - https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/20564467-more-gif-in-the-preview
Agree. The gif thumbnails are so small that if there is text, I usually can't read it. I have to insert the gif into my message to see what it says and if it doesn't convey what I need, I have to delete it and search the gifs again. There should be a preview feature that shows the entire gif content and enlarges it. It would also be nice to have your gif search history available, so you could just click on the previous search term you used.
Honestly, the amount of times I've sent a GIF that turned out to have an ending that completely changed its meaning is insane. This is a very silly design. It's almost as much of a problem for communication as the problem with the visual delineation between a reply and a new post that you've been working on for years and still not fixed. I'm vexed btw.
This is a nuisance for another (real work) use case :)
Often I use gifs to demonstrate bug behavior, or as a short how-to. Continuously posting a reminder (right click > open online) gets a little old.
Gifs in LITERALLY EVERY other program work just like they should.
I don't know if this was made to preserve bandwidth, but if you're that worried about data usage, you're not gonna be loading up animated gifs. After watching a full gif, they do tend to take a wild turn from what you expected, as Nick mentioned.
Seeing the full preview would be nice, as is the norm for literally every other messenger on the planet.
Nick Dorak commented
There are many GIF's that aren't what they appear. The preview only shows 1 second of a GIF that could be multiple seconds. For example the 1 second preview of this GIF seems nice, but the full length GIF may not be appropriate for a work environment...
https://media.giphy.com/media/4tNbLLdUJH92E/giphy.gif (search GIFs for "teletubbies")