How To Post Giphy In Slack

Slack, the digital workspace so many of us use today is not just a platform for business communication, but also a tool to bring a touch of fun and light-heartedness to your workplace interactions. One of the ways to do this is by sharing GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format) from Giphy. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to post a Giphy in Slack.

Step 1: Install the Giphy app for Slack

Before you can begin to share GIFs, you must first have the Giphy app installed in your Slack workspace. Here’s how:

  1. Go to and click on the green ‘Install’ button.
  2. If you’re already logged into Slack, you’ll see your workspace name. Select ‘Continue’ to proceed.
  3. Choose the channel to post the GIFs and hit ‘Install’. You will then have the Giphy app installed and ready to use.

Step 2: Using Giphy to Share GIFs

Now that you have the Giphy app installed, it’s time to start sharing GIFs. Here’s how:

  1. Type /giphy in the text box of the channel or conversation you wish to post the GIF in.
  2. After the /giphy command, type the word that denotes the kind of GIF you’re looking for. For instance, if you’re looking for a laughing GIF, you would type /giphy laugh.
  3. Hit ‘Enter’ and the Giphy app will automatically present a random GIF related to the word you typed in. If you’re happy with the GIF, you can click ‘Send’ and it will be posted in the channel or conversation. If you want a different GIF, click ‘Shuffle’ to get another option.


That’s it! As simple as it may be, posting Giphy in Slack can add a bit of humor and personality into your workspace, making it an enjoyable place for everyone. Remember to use this feature wisely, as not all GIFs may be appropriate for all workplaces. Happy Giphy-ing!