The Secret GIPHY Slack Commands…Revealed!

3 min readOct 26, 2016


Some of our finest products at GIPHY have come out of hours of internal testing, tweaking, and joking around. If a GIF that we serve up makes you laugh, it’s almost certainly made us laugh, too. Our Slack /GIPHY commands are a perfect example of that.

So, we wanted to share just a few of the secret commands we get a kick out of. Think of them as our version of the In-n-Out secret menu. And there’s more to come!

/giphy #1 <insert phrase here>

/giphy #1 sudden realization — now you’re going to get the current top result for that search!

/giphy #caption <insert phrase here>

/giphy #caption running late! Throw a quick, easy, caption on a GIF based on the search term.

/giphy #caption “quote” <insert phrase here>

/giphy #caption “Who’s the GIF master now?” happy dance — add a specific caption to a GIF resulting from that search term

/giphy #8ball <insert question here>

/giphy #8ball Is today the day I finally impress everyone on Slack? — Your own personal fortune teller! Just ask the GIPHY Magic 8 Ball a question and watch your GIF fortune drop into the chat! It sees all and knows all!

/giphy #dwi <insert image link here>

/giphy #dwi — Drop some shade on the fly with a custom Deal With It GIF! Just paste an image link after the #dwi command.

Works with both GIFs and still images!

/giphy #enhance <insert image linkhere>

/giphy #enhance! Enhance! ENHANCE! Live your CSI dreams (and embarrass your coworkers in the process) by enhancing their beautiful faces.

Works with both GIFs and still images!

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