This tutorial explains how to search and send GIFs in Slack. Here I will talk about a simple Slack app that you can use to search and send GIFs in Slack. The Slack app that I will talk about here is called GoGifApp. You can use it to search a GIF directly in a Slack channel and send it. It takes a keyword or phrase from you and then shows you GIF images from multiple sources. After that, you can select any GIF from the suggestions and send that. And not only GIFs but if you want to send a YouTube video then you can do that too.
Like in WhatsApp, Facebook like platforms Slack doesn’t comes with a feature to search and send GIFs. There are emojis and custom emojis in Slack but no option to send GIFs. And that is where you can use this simple Slack GIF app, GoGifApp. You can easily search GIFs using a keyword and then simply send it. Here it picks multiple GIFs from different destinations after you search for one. And then you can select the GIF you like and then post it in the channel.
How to Search and Send GIFs in Slack?
GoGifApp is simple Slack app which you can invoke via simple Slack command. It lists some GIFs that it finds related to the search term and then you can simply post them in Slack channel. And you can easily install it in your Slack workspace. Simply go to homepage of GoGifApp and then you can add it to your Slack account by simply authorizing it.
Now when it is added to Slack, you can start using it. The basic command to search and GIFs is given below. After entering it, it will list all the GIFs that it will find. You can select anyone from the list and then post in the channel. Also, you can generate more GIFs related to the entered keyword by clicking on the “Show More” option.
/gg [phrase or keyword]
You can also use this Slack app to send YouTube videos as well. Just like you use it for GIFs, you can use it in the same way to search and send YouTube videos. See the command to send YouTube videos below.
/gg v [keyword or phrase]
Above, you can see how this Slack GIF app works to search, send GIFs and YouTube videos in Slack. You just have to install it once and then you can always send GIF in any channel quickly.
GoGifApp is really a simple app that you can use to quickly send GIFs in Slack. And I really liked the fact that you can also send YouTube videos as well. So, if you are looking for a simple way to send GIFs in Slack like you send in Facebook, Whatsapp etc., then you can use this simple Slack app.