How To Share A Giphy On Slack

Giphy offers an entertaining and widely used service where individuals can discover and exchange animated GIFs. If you frequently use Slack, as I do, you may have pondered on the method to post a Giphy in Slack. Within this piece, I aim to walk you through the steps, injecting my own insights and remarks throughout the process.

Step 1: Install the Giphy app

To start using Giphy on Slack, you need to install the Giphy app. Open your Slack workspace and click on the “Apps” button located on the left-hand side of the screen. Search for “Giphy” in the search bar, and select the Giphy app from the results. Click on the “Install” button to add the app to your workspace.

Step 2: Link your Giphy account

After installing the Giphy app, you need to link your Giphy account to your Slack workspace. This will allow you to access your saved GIFs and use additional features. To link your account, click on the Giphy app in the Apps section, and you will be prompted to sign in with your Giphy credentials. Once you have successfully linked your accounts, you are ready to start sharing GIFs!

Step 3: Using Giphy on Slack

Now that you have the Giphy app installed and linked to your Slack workspace, you can start sharing GIFs. To do this, open any Slack channel or direct message and type “/giphy” followed by a keyword or phrase. For example, if you want to share a funny cat GIF, type “/giphy funny cat” and press Enter.

The Giphy app will search its vast collection of GIFs and provide you with a relevant result. You can choose a GIF by clicking on it, and it will be posted in the channel or direct message. Feel free to add some personal touches and commentary before sending it!

Step 4: Advanced Giphy commands

Besides the basic “/giphy” command, the Giphy app on Slack offers some additional commands to enhance your GIF-sharing experience:

  • /giphy [keyword]: Search for a GIF based on a specific keyword or phrase.
  • /giphy trending: Get a trending GIF from Giphy.
  • /giphy random: Get a random GIF from Giphy.
  • /giphy help: Get a list of available commands and more information about using Giphy on Slack.


Sharing Giphy on Slack adds a touch of humor and fun to your conversations. By following the simple steps mentioned in this article, you can easily install and use the Giphy app on Slack. Don’t forget to explore the advanced commands to further customize your GIF-sharing experience. Happy gif-ing!