How to Enable & Disable Microsoft Outlook Joyful Animations?

Last Updated on November 21, 2022 by Amit Bansal

A recent addition to, Joyful Animations enlivens your email correspondence with animated expressions of greetings, compliments, and felicitations.

While some users may find this feature fun and charming, others may prefer a more subdued email experience.

When Outlook detects “joyful” words like “Congratulations” or “Happy Birthday,” it displays a shower of glitter.

How Joyful Animated Works?

When you open a mail in the reading pane of the Outlook web app, any words deemed “joyful” expressing surprise or strong emotion (like Congratulations, Happy Birthday, etc.) are highlighted and a shower of glitter is displayed when you move your mouse over them.

Important Note: These animations are only available in the modern version of the Outlook web app. Outlook application users are unable to enjoy this feature.

How to Disable Joyful Animated?

Step 1: – Open from your browser.

Step 2: – Sign in, enter your Email Address and Password, and hit “Enter“.

Step 3: – Click on setting gear from the top right corner of the screen >> then click view all outlook settings.

Step 4: – Click on ‘Email‘ settings from the left navigation section, and then click ‘Compose and reply.’ from the right navigation pane.

Step 5: – Another additional option appears, scroll down, uncheck the “Show joyful animations in the reading pane” check box, and then click Save.

The option is enabled by default and appears as – Outlook will automatically display a celebratory animation in the reading pane when you open a message containing words like Happy Birthday or Congratulations.

From now onwards joyful animation feature is no longer active.

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