How to Enable & Disable Microsoft Outlook Joyful Animations?

Last Updated on November 21, 2022 by Amit Bansal

A recent addition to Outlook.com, 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 Outlook.com 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From now onwards joyful animation feature is no longer active.

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Amit Bansal

Hello, my name is Amit Kumar Bansal, and I am the founder of MailSmartly.com. Through this blog, I focus on Microsoft Outlook, offering insightful and informative content. Additionally, I produce educational videos on YouTube to further enhance the understanding of my audience. visit my YouTube Channel

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