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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sdowney717, Feb 25, 2022.

  1. sdowney717

    sdowney717 Well-Known Member
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    So far Outlook app will view animated gifs in emails when clicked on the picture, it opens another program like gallery and it plays, how can I do that with gmail?
    I see in outlook, I can use gallery or photos and it plays.

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  2. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    I am not so sure on this either,I sent my sister some links to view them.
  3. sdowney717

    sdowney717 Well-Known Member
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    They don't play in gmail, all you see is a picture maybe of the first frame of the animation.
    Maybe they do in newer versions of the android phones. It also looks like you cannot change any gmail default apps for opening files.
    I am thinking maybe use a different email program like spark or blue mail, and use my gmail account with those.
  4. sdowney717

    sdowney717 Well-Known Member
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    I sent a gmail with an animated gif to my wife's galaxy Note 9, and her gmail does play the animation.
    So my Note 8 has an issue, unfortunately.
    #4 sdowney717, Feb 27, 2022
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2022
  5. sdowney717

    sdowney717 Well-Known Member
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    I sent that email back to my gmail on the note 8, and if I click show quoted text, it DOES play the animated gif.
    But clicking on the attachment in either phone, does not play the animated gif.

    So since Contacam program is sending the animated gif as an attachment only, like not inline with the body of text, it wont play inline then n either the Note 8 or Note 9.
    On the Note 9, it just shows up, dont have an option to click show quoted text.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date was September 2017. Features and Specs include a 6.3" inch screen, 12MP camera, 6GB RAM, Exynos 8895 processor, and 3300mAh battery.

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