It doesn’t matter if I’m in a group text with friends or family, posting on Twitter, or collaborating in Teams…using GIFs is my lifeblood! (PS. I only use the type that have a soft g…JIF is for peanut butter…don’t try to change my mind, it won’t work 😉)
Sometimes, the perfect GIF is out there but just not surfacing in your Teams searches. What’s a GIF master to do??
Simply find the one you want on your favorite website like Giphy and paste it right into Teams!
You may know that Teams is sometimes a bit finicky when pasting images. With GIFs, just find the one you want, and ignore any of the options to embed/copy link/etc. Just right click on the GIF and select copy, then paste directly into the chat. VOILA!
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Rats, it didn’t work for me (simply copying/pasting the GIF directly into the chat). All that happened was the file name showed up/looked like an attachment. I’d expected to actually see the GIF before I selected enter, much like I do when I choose a GIF from the GIPHY icon directly below the text box window in teams. Unless it’s actually supposed to look like an attachment, not sure what I did incorrectly. Help. Thx.
Be sure you use the “Copy Image” option and not the “Copy Image Link” or “Copy Link” options.
So I always use GIPHY but tried using another service yesterday (GfyCat) and see what you’re saying. Try GIPHY out if you want to use this method though.
In my experience, this isn’t working. You can “copy image” of the animated gif and paste it into Teams, and it will look like the gif is still animated … until you hit “Send” and then Teams renders a static frame of the image. Maybe this is because I’m in a work Teams environment and they have the settings configured to disallow external gifs?
I had previously always used Giphy and it worked fine but have recently tried other services and it doesn’t seem to work as seamlessly. As far as I know there isn’t a way to block external Gifs in Teams. Maybe give Giphy a shot and see if it works for you.
My experience as well
The reason is that Gfycat and other services are using WEBP file formats, not GIFs. Microsoft doesn’t currently seem to have native support for previewing of WEBP files. If you really wanted that GIF, you could copy the link to the image and use https://ezgif.com/webp-to-gif to get the GIF file to copy into Teams.
Huh, the more you know. Thanks for the info!
Hi. How do we insert a custom made give ito Teams? Our Marketing departing has custom-made gifs, but we can’t copy and paste it into Teams chats. Thanks.
If it were me, I’d suggest they apply for a GIPHY Brand channel and upload your gifs for native use. https://support.giphy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019977992-Apply-for-a-Brand-Channel
Is there a way to make GIFs smaller though?? Sometimes I stress about how big they are and how anyone behind the person I’m sending them to can see them on the screen
I’m not aware of a way to resize them. My advice would be to not send anything that may be considered inappropriate for your situation.