How To Use Giphy On Slack

Do you want to make your Slack conversations more engaging and fun? Adding GIFs to your discussions from Giphy can do the trick. In this article, we will guide you through the simple steps of using Giphy on Slack.

1. Install the Giphy App to Your Slack Workspace

The first thing you need to do is to install the Giphy app in your Slack workspace. If you’re an admin, you can go to the Slack App Directory, search for Giphy, and click the ‘Install’ button.

If you’re not an admin, you’ll need to request for the app to be installed by your workspace’s admins. Once it’s installed, it’s ready to be used by everyone in the workspace.

2. Use Giphy in a Conversation

When you’re in the middle of a conversation in Slack and want to pull up a GIF, type /giphy followed by a word or phrase that describes the GIF you want. For example, if you want a GIF that conveys excitement, you can type /giphy excitement.

When you send the message, a GIF that matches your description will be pulled up from Giphy’s vast library. If the first GIF isn’t what you were hoping for, you can click the ‘Shuffle’ button until you find the one you like.

3. Configure Giphy Settings

By default, Giphy is set to preview mode, which means that you can view and shuffle GIFs before sending them. However, if you prefer a different mode, you can change this in the Giphy settings.

Administrators can navigate to the Giphy app page in the Slack App Directory, then click ‘Settings’. From there, you can change to a different mode. You can also set the rating of the GIFs that can be accessed, ensuring they’re appropriate for your workplace.


Using Giphy on Slack is a fantastic way to make conversations more lively and express your thoughts and emotions in a fun, visual way. Once the Giphy app is installed in your workspace, you can start adding GIFs to your messages by simply typing /giphy followed by a keyword. And with the available settings, you can ensure the use of Giphy aligns with your workspace’s guidelines and culture.