Sending animated GIFs using GIPHY

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You can find and send GIFs using GIPHY without leaving the Zoom Chat window. You can also search for GIFs that match a keyword and click the one you want to share in your chat.

Note: Your GIPHY content may be restricted to the content rating set by the account owner or admin.

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Prerequisites for sending GIFs in Zoom Chat

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: version 5.3.0 or higher
    • macOS: version 5.3.0 or higher
    • Linux: version 5.3.0 or higher
  • Zoom mobile app
    • Android: version 5.3.0 or higher
    • iOS: version 5.3.0 or higher
  • Search and send animated GIF images enabled in Zoom Chat Account settings by your account owner or admin

Note: You can't send animated GIFs using GIPHY if your admin enabled advanced chat encryption.

How to send an animated GIF using GIPHY

Search and send animated GIFs using GIPHY

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Select a chat thread.
  3. Click the smiley face icon  at the bottom right of the chat window.
  4. Click GIF.
  5. In the search box, enter a word to search for a GIF image.
    Up to 6 GIFs will appear.
  6. Click the GIF image you want to send.
    The GIF will appear in your chat window.
  7. (Optional) To remove a GIF image from your chat window (before you send it), hover your mouse over the GIF image, then click the x-mark-with-circle-border.png  button.
  8. Send your chat message with the GIF image.
  9. (Optional) After you send the GIF image, hover your mouse near the GIF image, then click the ellipses more-button__1_.png and select Add to Emojis to add it to your favorite emojis.

Learn more about managing chat messages.

Search and send animated GIFs using GIPHY

  1. Sign in to the Zoom mobile app.
  2. Select a chat thread.
  3. Tap the smiley face icon  at the bottom right of the chat window.
  4. Tap GIF.
  5. In the search box, enter a word to search for a GIF image.
    Up to 6 GIFs will display.
  6. Tap the GIF you want to send.
    The GIF will appear in your chat window.
  7. (Optional) To remove a GIF image from your chat window (before you send it), tap the x-mark-with-circle-border_gray.png button on the GIF image.
  8. Send your chat message with the GIF image.
  9. (Optional) After you send the GIF image, tap the ellipses more-button__1_.png then Save as Emoji to add it to your favorite emojis.

Learn more about managing chat messages.

How to access your favorite emojis

Access your favorite emojis to easily send GIFs you previously added to your favorites.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client or mobile app.
  2. Select a chat thread.
  3. Click or tap the smiley face icon emoji-button.png at the bottom right of the chat window.
  4. Click or tap the heart icon to view your list of saved GIFs.

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