How Do I Get GIFs for My Discord Server?


Heather Bennett

Are you looking to add some excitement to your Discord server? GIFs are a great way to bring life and humor to your conversations. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get GIFs for your Discord server in a few simple steps.

Method 1: Using Discord’s Built-in GIPHY Integration

If you’re not familiar with GIPHY, it’s a popular platform for finding and sharing GIFs. Discord has integrated GIPHY into its platform, making it easy for you to search and use GIFs directly in your server.

To get started:

  1. Step 1: Open Discord and go to the server where you want to add the GIF.
  2. Step 2: Click on the text channel where you want to send the GIF.
  3. Step 3: In the message box, click on the smiley face icon located on the right side of the input field.
  4. Step 4: A GIPHY search bar will appear. Type in a keyword related to the type of GIF you’re looking for. For example, if you want a cat GIF, type “cat”.
  5. Step 5: Press Enter or click on one of the suggested GIFs that appear below the search bar.

Note: You may need to authorize Discord’s access to your GIPHY account if prompted. If you don’t have a GIPHY account, don’t worry! You can still use this feature without signing up.

Method 2: Using External Websites

If you can’t find the perfect GIF on GIPHY or want to explore other options, there are several external websites where you can search for and download GIFs to use on your Discord server. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1: Open your preferred web browser and go to a GIF website such as GIPHY (, Tenor (, or Imgur (
  2. Step 2: Use the search bar on the website to find a GIF that suits your needs. You can enter keywords or browse through different categories.
  3. Step 3: Once you’ve found a GIF you like, right-click on it and select “Save Image As” or similar option depending on your browser.
  4. Step 4: Choose a location on your computer where you want to save the GIF and click “Save”.

Note: Make sure to respect the copyright and usage rights of the GIFs you download from external websites. Always give credit when required and avoid using copyrighted material without permission.

Add GIFs to Your Discord Server

Method 1: Using Discord’s Built-in GIPHY Integration

To add a GIF using Discord’s GIPHY integration, simply follow these steps:

  1. Type “/giphy” followed by a keyword in the message box of the desired text channel.
  2. Select one of the suggested GIFs that appear below the message box.

Method 2: Using External Websites

If you downloaded a GIF from an external website, here’s how you can add it to your Discord server:

  1. Click on the “+” icon next to the text channel where you want to send the GIF.
  2. Click on the “Upload File” option.
  3. Navigate to the location where you saved the GIF on your computer and select it.

Note: Remember that there are file size limits when uploading GIFs to Discord. If your GIF is too large, you may need to compress or resize it before uploading.


Adding GIFs to your Discord server is a fun and creative way to engage with your community. Whether you use Discord’s built-in GIPHY integration or explore external websites, there are plenty of options available for finding and sharing GIFs.

Just make sure to follow any usage guidelines and respect copyright restrictions when using external sources. Happy GIF hunting!

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