April 9, 2015

Bring your emails to life with GIFs

Bring your emails to life with GIFs

Mixmax is a communications platform that brings professional communication & email into the 21st century.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but an animated GIF is worth ten thousand. Today, we’re proud to announce a new 3rd-party app to effortlessly insert animated GIFs into your email: Giphy.

Giphy integration in Gmail

GIFs are great, not only because they’re fun, but because they sharpen your communication. With plain text, it’s hard to get the tone right. With an animated GIF in your email, your tone is both clearer and more expressive, avoiding the ambiguities of text-only communication.

Before Mixmax, adding images or GIFs to email was painful: you’d waste time opening Giphy in a new tab, waiting for it load, finding the right GIF, and then copy-pasting it into your email.

With Mixmax + Giphy integration, finding and inserting the right animaged GIF to match your message is instant, enabling you to express yourself right in the flow of your message.

How to use it

To insert a Giphy image, go to the plus icon in the bottom toolbar of a new message window, and click Giphy. Then pick from today’s trending GIFs, or search for your favorites. Or if you’re a power user, type /giphy followed by a search term and we’ll insert the closest match.

To try out Giphy, install for free. Then, send us your favorite GIFs to careers@mixmax.com. If you have thoughts on how we can make your emails more expressive and fun, we’d love to hear from you. Reach out to us on Twitter @Mixmax.

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