Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Find and share GIFs in Google Chat

What’s changing

We’re introducing a new integration with Tenor, which will allow users to quickly search for and send GIFs in Google Chat on web.

Additionally, we’re introducing a new setting for Admins to control the use of this GIF integration within their organization.

See below for more information.

Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it

The new Tenor integration makes it faster and easier for users to find and share GIFs when interacting with colleagues.  

Easily find and share GIFs
We’ve made improvements to the way users find and share GIFs in Chat. You’ll notice a new “GIF” icon, which will bring up an expanded window for browsing GIFs. 

Here, users  can find GIFs through search or by filtering on popular categories such as “Trending”. 

Admins can enable or disable this GIF integration in the Admin console by going to Apps > Google Workspace > Settings for Google Chat > GIFs. This integration is enabled by default for all customers. Visit the Help Center to learn more about turning GIFs on or off in Google Chat.

Getting started

  • Admins: Important note: Admins will see this setting beginning September 1, 2021, allowing one week to configure the setting before the end user experience begins rolling out. Visit the Help Center to learn more about turning GIFs on or off for your organization.
  • End users: When enabled by your admin, you can find and insert GIFs by selecting the “GIF” icon in the Google Chat compose bar.

Rollout pace

Admin setting

End user experience 


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers