Turn off animated images and emoji

Emoji reactions and GIFs animate automatically in Slack. If you’d prefer to turn off animations, you can change your personal preference. Here's how: 

Desktop

iOS

Android

Windows Phone

  1. Click your team name to open the Team Menu.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Click Accessibility.
  4. Under Animation, uncheck the box next to Allow animated images and emoji.
  1. Swipe right to left to open the menu.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap the toggle next to Disable Animated Images.
  1. Tap the overflow menu at top right.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Next to Advanced, tap the toggle beside Animate images and emoji to off. 
  1. Tap the    overflow menu at top right.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under Advanced, tap the toggle next to Animate images and emoji.

Tip: On desktop, you can collapse any image by clicking the  down arrow next to the image title, or type the /collapse slash command to collapse all media in a channel.