How To Post A Gif In Slack

Slack has become an indispensable tool in the digital workplace, facilitating team communication, collaboration, and even a bit of fun! This guide will step you through the process of posting a GIF in your Slack workspace, making your team chats more engaging and entertaining.

Enable Giphy Integration

Slack provides Giphy integration which allows users to easily post GIFs. If this integration hasn’t been enabled in your workspace, you won’t be able to post GIFs directly. Fear not! Here’s how you can enable the Giphy integration:

  1. Click on your workspace name at the top left, then select ‘Settings & administration’ > ‘Manage apps’.
  2. Click on ‘Browse the App Directory’.
  3. Search for ‘Giphy’ and click on ‘Add’.

Remember, you need to be an admin of your Slack workspace to enable this integration. Ask your workspace admin if you don’t have the necessary privileges.

Posting a GIF using Giphy

Once you’ve enabled the Giphy integration, you’re all set to post GIFs! Here’s how:

  • Type /giphy followed by a keyword or phrase in the message input box. For example, /giphy happy dance
  • Press ‘Enter’ to view a preview of a GIF that matches your keyword.
  • If you’re content with the GIF, click on ‘Send’. If not, click on ‘Shuffle’ to see a different GIF.

Posting a GIF by Uploading

If you want to post a specific GIF from your computer, you can do so by uploading it directly to Slack. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the ‘+’ icon next to the message input box.
  2. Select ‘Your computer’ to choose a GIF file from your device, or ‘Google Drive’ if your GIF is stored there.
  3. Once you’ve selected your GIF, click on ‘Upload’ to share it in the chat.

And there you have it! You’ve now learned two ways to post a GIF in Slack. It’s time to bring some fun and flavor to your workspace conversations!