How To Use Giffy In Slack

Hello! Today, I’m excited to walk you through my own journey and tutorial on utilizing Giphy within Slack. Being an avid Slack user myself, I consistently enjoy the process of making my chats more interesting and lively by incorporating animated GIFs. Giphy stands out as an excellent choice for accomplishing this!

What is Giphy?

Giphy is a popular online database and search engine that allows users to search and share animated GIFs. It has a vast collection of GIFs on various topics, ranging from funny and cute to informative and educational. With Giphy, you can easily find the perfect GIF to express your thoughts and emotions.

Adding Giphy to Slack

Adding Giphy to your Slack workspace is a breeze. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open your Slack workspace and go to the channel where you want to use Giphy.
  2. Click on the “+” button next to the message input box to open the app menu.
  3. Search for “Giphy” in the app search bar and select the Giphy app.
  4. Click on the “Add to Slack” button to install the Giphy app to your workspace.
  5. Follow the prompts to authorize the app and grant it necessary permissions.

Once you have added Giphy to your Slack workspace, you can start using it right away!

Using Giphy in Slack

Now that Giphy is installed in your Slack workspace, it’s time to have some fun with animated GIFs! Here’s how you can use Giphy in Slack:

  1. Open the channel or conversation where you want to share a GIF.
  2. Type “/giphy” followed by a keyword or phrase that represents the GIF you are looking for.
  3. Press Enter or click on the “Send” button to send the message.
  4. Giphy will automatically generate a GIF based on your keyword or phrase and post it in the channel or conversation.

It’s important to note that Giphy will display a random GIF related to your search, so you might want to experiment with different keywords to find the perfect GIF.

Customizing Giphy in Slack

Giphy in Slack comes with some customization options to enhance your GIF-sharing experience. Here are a few things you can do:

  • GIF Rating: You can set the maximum allowed rating for the GIFs that are displayed in your workspace. To do this, type “/giphy settings” and follow the prompts to adjust the rating.
  • Trending GIFs: If you want to stay up to date with the latest trending GIFs, you can type “/giphy trending” to see a collection of popular GIFs.
  • Random GIFs: If you just want to have some fun and discover random GIFs, you can type “/giphy random” to get a surprise GIF.


Using Giphy in Slack is a fantastic way to add a touch of humor and express your emotions in a fun and creative way. With its vast collection of GIFs and easy integration with Slack, Giphy makes it super simple to find and share the perfect GIF for any occasion. So go ahead, install Giphy in your Slack workspace and start GIF-ing away!