How to Send GIFs in Mircosoft Outlook 2020 (With Pictures)

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular email services, and probably the most popular enterprise email solution.

But just because you’re working doesn’t mean you can’t express yourself and add context to your email communications by using GIFs.

Follow these steps to send GIFs in your Outlook emails:

1. Create a new message or reply to an existing message.

2. Find the GIF you want to share by searching on a popular GIF search engine like GIPHY or Tenor.

3. Save the GIF locally to your computer.

4. In your Outlook message select the "Insert picture inline" button.

5. Choose the GIF that you saved to your computer.

6. Click on the GIF and drag the corners to adjust to your desired size.

You can watch this 30-second video tutorial on how to send GIFs in outlook:

Outlook doesn’t yet have a native GIF search button so you have to download the GIF you want to send to locally to your computer.

The first step is to create a new message or start a reply to an existing message, you probably do this at least a hundred times per week.

Next, you’ll want to find the GIF that you want to share and save it locally to your computer. There are a bunch of great GIF search engines like GIPHY, Tenor, and Gfycat. You can visit any of these websites and use the search bar to find a specific GIF you are looking for, or just type in the emotion you want to convey and you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. 

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If your colleague went above and beyond, maybe you should congratulate them with a fun GIF instead of just a few exclamation points. 

picture of Tenor website
Right-click and save the image locally to your computer

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In Outlook select the “Insert picture inline” button and choose the saved GIF file from your computer.

adjusting size of gif in outlook email
Once you have the GIF inline in your message you can adjust the size by clicking on the GIF and dragging the corners by the blue rectangles.

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