How To Giphy In Slack

If you are looking to add some excitement and originality to your Slack chats, GIPHY is a well-known feature that enables you to send and exchange GIFs with your colleagues. If you’re interested in learning how to utilize GIPHY in Slack, you’re in the correct location. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps necessary to do so.

Activating GIPHY in Slack

Before you start sharing GIFs, you need to activate the GIPHY integration in Slack. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Go to your Slack workspace.
  2. Click on Workspace in the top right corner and select Settings & Administration from the dropdown list. Then, click on Manage Apps.
  3. On the new page, click on Browse the App Directory.
  4. Type ‘GIPHY’ in the search bar and click on the app.
  5. Finally, click on Add to Slack.

Using GIPHY in Slack

Once GIPHY is activated, using it is a breeze. Follow these steps:

  1. In any conversation or channel, type /giphy followed by a keyword related to the GIF you want to send. For example:

/giphy happy

  1. Hit the Enter key.
  2. GIPHY will automatically fetch a relevant GIF. If you’re happy with the selected GIF, click on the Send Now button. If not, you can click Shuffle to see a different GIF.

Customizing your GIPHY Settings

To customize the GIPHY settings:

  1. Go to Workspace > Settings & Administration > Manage Apps.
  2. Click on GIPHY.
  3. Here, you can adjust the GIF rating and other settings as per your preference.

That’s it! You’re all set to add a sprinkle of fun to your Slack conversations with GIPHY. Happy chatting!