Use the Giphy app for Google Chat

Use the Giphy app in Chat to add GIFs to your chats.

Tip: You can also send GIFs from your computer. To send a GIF, click Add GIF .

Before you begin

Use the Giphy app in Chat

  1. Open Chat.
  2. Open a direct message with the app or go to a space with the app.
  3. Enter a search query, using any keyword, such as 'cats' or 'funny':
    • query – Adds the first GIF that matches the query with the set rating. In spaces, enter @Giphy query.
      If you don't like the GIF, click itand thenclick Try again or Delete.
    • choose query – Adds a group of 25 GIFs that match the query with the set rating. In spaces, enter @Giphy choose query. To move through the GIFs, click Next or Back.

Change the content rating of GIFs

The app shows GIFs that are rated G unless you change the default setting. You can find the current rating and change it.

  1. Open Chat.
  2. Open a direct message with the app or go to a space with the app.
  3. Enter rating. In spaces, enter @Giphy rating.
    The app displays the current content rating.
  4. Enter rating [Y,G,PG,PG-13,R]. In spaces, enter @Giphy rating [Y,G,PG,PG-13,R].
    For example, to set the content rating of GIFs to G, enter rating G.

Using the app in spaces

To use the app in spaces, you need to explicitly @mention the app in each message to the app (including in replies to messages from the app). The @mention confirms that you're sending the message to the app and not to others in the space.

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