How To Slack Gif

Have you ever wished you could showcase your thoughts or feelings through visuals while chatting on Slack? I know I have! In this piece, I will guide you on how to incorporate GIFs into your Slack discussions to bring a bit of individuality and enjoyment.

Step 1: Install the Giphy App

The first thing you’ll need to do is install the Giphy app for Slack. This app allows you to easily search for and share GIFs directly within your Slack workspace. To install the app, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Slack and go to the App Directory by clicking on the “Apps” button in the sidebar.
  2. In the search bar, type “Giphy” and select the Giphy app from the results.
  3. Click on the “Add to Slack” button to install the app.
  4. Follow the prompts to authorize the Giphy app to access your Slack workspace.

Step 2: Enable the Giphy Command

Once you have installed the Giphy app, you’ll need to enable the Giphy command in Slack. This command allows you to search for and share GIFs using a simple slash command. To enable the Giphy command, follow these steps:

  1. Open Slack and click on your workspace name in the top-left corner.
  2. Select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the left sidebar, click on “Messages & Media”.
  4. Scroll down to the “GIFs and Stickers” section and toggle the switch next to “Giphy” to enable it.

Step 3: Search and Share GIFs

Now that you have installed the Giphy app and enabled the Giphy command, you’re ready to search for and share GIFs in Slack. Here’s how:

  1. In any channel or direct message, type “/giphy” followed by a keyword or phrase.
  2. Press Enter or Return to perform the search.
  3. A list of GIFs related to your search will appear.
  4. Click on a GIF to select it.
  5. Slack will automatically insert the selected GIF into your message.
  6. You can add additional text or comments to your message if desired.
  7. Press Enter or Return to send your message with the GIF.

Using GIFs in Slack adds a personal touch to your conversations and helps to convey emotions or reactions in a more visual way. Whether you want to celebrate a team achievement, express your excitement, or simply make your messages more entertaining, GIFs are a great way to do it!


Now that you know how to use GIFs in Slack, you can take your conversations to the next level. Install the Giphy app, enable the Giphy command, and start searching for and sharing GIFs in your Slack workspace. Have fun and enjoy adding a dash of humor and personality to your messages!