PoliteMail supports adding animated GIFs to Outlook emails, however, animated GIFs are not supported in Outlook 2007-2016. Here is a handy reference chart that shows which Email Clients support animated GIFs.
|Email Client||Animated GIFs Supported?|
|Outlook 2007 - 2016||No|
|Outlook 2019 / On-Premise Installations||No|
|Outlook for OSX||Yes|
|Microsoft 365 v1904+||Yes|
|Lotus Notes 8, 8.5||Yes|
|Android (native & Gmail)||Yes|
|iPhone (native & Gmail)||Yes|
For Outlook 2007 - 2016 desktop recipients, the animated GIF will display the first image.
Adding an animated GIF to a PoliteMail email
- Create the GIF animation and save it as a GIF. When creating the animated GIF, you will want to make the first frame something engaging that works on all viewing devices. Do not leave the first frame blank.
- Now go to Outlook > New Email> POLITEMAIL and choose Add Image. Navigate to your saved GIF file.
Your animated GIF will now be added to your message.