Slack beta now lets you send GIFs through GBoard

When Google’s GBoard was FINALLY released months after the iOS version, Android users could finally rejoice. GBaord adds features such as Google search feature right on the keyboard and the most requested built-in GIF search feature. While this feature was limited to Google’s own suite of apps such as Allo, Google’s Messenger and Hangouts. While it was touted that third-party support was “on the way”, there was no particular word given. The Slack beta release has finally added GBoard support and easily lets you send GIFs to your colleagues.


Slack 2.27.0 Beta Release Notes:


  • Support inserting GIFs from Google GBoard
  • Couple Crash Fixes

To access the GIFs section, simply tap and hold the emoji/comma button on GBoard and choose the emoji icon. You can then select GIF from the bottom.

You can get the latest update by signing up as a beta tester and downloading/updating the app from the Play Store.