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Animated GIF's on Android Teams app

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Susan Mazik
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I have posted some animated GIF's on Teams via my laptop and they play fine for me there. When viewed via the app on my Samsung Galaxy Note they do nothing. I had posted some last month and they were fine on both devices but now they won't even play on my phone. File sizes are small so I am not sure what the problem is.  Any ideas? 

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Hi,

I tested myself with that file you attached and in my Teams app on my mobile phone it is shown as an still image, not animated, it is only animated in the Windows application. But a GIF that is inserted from Giphy is animated in both mobile app and Windows application.

Thanks Linus! I do not want to use Giphy for this as I am creating for company use. They are animating on iphones via the teams app, just not android phones. On android phones they appear as only the main image. It has to be something within the android Teams app that is not allowing it because I can text/email the GIF to people and it will animate just fine on any device, but I need to be able to send them via Teams. 

I tested on a Android phone so I can just confirm that it doesn't work with animated gifs uploaded in a thread as an attachment.

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