How Do I Make a Discord GIF for My Server?


Angela Bailey

If you want to make your Discord server more lively and interactive, adding GIFs can be a great way to do so. Discord GIFs are short animated images that can convey emotions, reactions, or simply add a touch of fun to your server’s messages. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of creating and using GIFs in your Discord server.

Step 1: Creating a GIF

To create a GIF, you can either use existing ones or make your own. There are several online tools and software available for creating GIFs. One popular option is Giphy (, which allows you to search for existing GIFs or create your own from videos or images.

Creating a GIF on Giphy

Step 1: Visit the Giphy website ( and sign up for an account if you don’t have one already. It’s free!

Step 2: Once logged in, click on the “Create” button at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Choose whether you want to create a GIF from a video or images.

For this tutorial, let’s select “Images to GIF. “

Step 4: Upload the images you want to include in your GIF. You can upload multiple images and rearrange their order if needed.

Step 5: Customize your GIF by adding captions, effects, stickers, or adjusting its speed.

Step 6: Once you’re satisfied with your creation, click on the “Create GIF” button.

Note: Make sure that any images or videos you use to create a GIF are either your own or have the appropriate permissions for use.

Step 2: Adding a GIF to your Discord server

Now that you have your GIF ready, it’s time to add it to your Discord server. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Discord and navigate to the server where you want to add the GIF.

Step 2: Select the channel where you want the GIF to appear.

Step 3: In the message input box, type a forward slash (/) followed by “giphy” and then a keyword related to the GIF you want to add. For example, if you want to add a cat GIF, type “/giphy cat”.

Step 4: Press Enter. Discord will automatically search for and display a random GIF related to your keyword.


  • If the chosen GIF is not what you intended, simply repeat Step 3 with a different keyword until you find one that suits your needs.
  • If you want more control over which specific GIF is displayed, consider using the Giphy website directly. You can copy the link of your desired GIF from Giphy and paste it into Discord using Ctrl+V or right-clicking and selecting “Paste”.

Congratulations! You have successfully created and added a GIF to your Discord server. Now, enjoy engaging conversations with animated reactions!

Tips for Using GIFs in Discord

GIFs can be an excellent addition to your Discord server, but keep in mind these tips for optimal usage:

  • Use GIFs sparingly to avoid overwhelming the chat.
  • Make sure the GIFs you use are appropriate for the server’s audience and follow any guidelines or rules set by server moderators.
  • If you’re using custom-made GIFs, ensure they are of good quality and not excessively large in file size, as this can impact loading times for users.

Now that you know how to create and use GIFs in your Discord server, go ahead and add some visual flair to your conversations. Have fun!

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