What is Giphy?
Giphy is a search engine that allows users to find and share animated GIFs. It has a vast library of GIFs covering a range of topics, from funny memes to cute animals. Giphy is integrated with several messaging and social media platforms, including Slack.
How to Add Giphy to Slack
To start using Giphy in Slack, you need to add the Giphy app to your workspace. Here’s how to do it: 1. Open Slack and go to the Apps section. 2. Search for Giphy and click on the app. 3. Click on Add to Slack. 4. Choose the channel or conversation where you want to use Giphy.
How to Use Giphy in Slack
Once you’ve added Giphy to your workspace, you can start searching for and sharing GIFs in your conversations. Here’s how to do it: 1. Open the conversation or channel where you want to share the GIF. 2. Type “/giphy” followed by a keyword or phrase that describes the GIF you want to share. For example, “/giphy cats” will search for GIFs of cats. 3. Press Enter, and Giphy will display a random GIF that matches your search query. 4. If you don’t like the GIF that’s displayed, click on Shuffle to see a different one. 5. Click on Send to share the GIF in the conversation.
How to Customize Giphy in Slack
You can customize how Giphy works in Slack by adjusting the settings. Here are some of the settings you can change: 1. Default rating: You can choose the default rating for the GIFs that are displayed. The options are G, PG, PG-13, and R. 2. Autoplay: You can choose whether or not to autoplay the GIFs when they’re displayed. 3. Confirmation: You can choose whether or not to require confirmation before sending a GIF. To change the Giphy settings, follow these steps: 1. Open the conversation or channel where you want to change the settings. 2. Type “/giphy settings” to open the Giphy settings menu. 3. Choose the setting you want to change and follow the prompts.
How do I search for a specific GIF?
To search for a specific GIF, type “/giphy” followed by a keyword or phrase that describes the GIF you want to share. For example, “/giphy funny cat” will search for GIFs of cats that are funny.
Can I upload my own GIFs to Giphy?
Yes, you can upload your own GIFs to Giphy. To do this, go to the Giphy website and click on Upload to upload your GIF.
How do I remove Giphy from Slack?
To remove Giphy from Slack, go to the Apps section and click on Giphy. Then, click on Remove App.
Giphy is a fun and easy way to add some personality to your conversations on Slack. With the integration of Giphy in Slack, you can easily search for and share GIFs that express your thoughts and feelings. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can start using Giphy in Slack today.