Hippo Video provides an option to select an animated GIF thumbnail while sharing an email. In Outlook, the play/pause button on the video thumbnail will only play/pause GIFs instead of opening the link to the video sharing page and this depends on the outlook versions. This behavior has been resolved in the latest Outlook versions.

You may face  either of the following problems:

  • The play/pause button on the video thumbnail will only play/pause GIFs. 

  • The animated GIF thumbnail itself will not play.

Do check for the following solutions:

  1. Outlook version supports GIFs.

  2. Whether the animation setting is enabled inside Outlook.

  3. The below table illustrates the supported versions of Outlook for animated GIFS:


Enable animation settings in Outlook: 

Follow the steps below to enable animation setting  in Outlook version < 2008,

  1. Open your Outlook client.

  2. Select File Options Advanced from the Outlook menu.

  3. Check the Play animated GIFs box in the Display section. 

Follow the steps below to enable animation setting in Outlook version > 2008 (Windows 10),

  1. Select the Start menu from your Windows desktop.

  2. Search Show animations, and select the first result.

  3. Enable Show animations in Windows, under the Display section.