Death To The `Sent a GIF` Link In Microsoft Teams

Emoji's and GIFs are essential for people trying to express their emotions & feelings over chat. Doing so allows them to build happier relationships and reduce anxiety amongst team members.

So why in the world does Microsoft Teams show a Sent a GIF link instead of embedding the GIF in the chat window?

I don't know... but it's really annoying, and I finally discovered a way to get these GIFs to show up properly.

  1. Make sure this setting is unchecked!
    1. Settings > General > Display > Turn off animations (requires restarting Teams)
  2. And make sure this setting is checked.
    1. Settings > Privacy > Optional connected experiences
  3. Restart Teams.


Posted on 2022-10-31