Quip isn't just about making your team productive, it's also about making your team more connected too. There's plenty of room to build out your team's culture, make inside jokes, and have some fun. This article will show you how to have some fun with your team using Quip.
What you'll learn...
Goof around with Quip slash commands
In any message – sidebar, 1:1, group chat, or comment – you can make use of slash commands. Quip offers a variety of slash commands, which act as shortcuts you can type into the message input box to perform an action. Just type / to see a full list of slash commands. There are two in particular that are perfect for adding some color to your conversations.
1. Get /Giphy with it
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So how much is a GIF worth? Giphy lets you search the world's largest library of animated GIFs, making it easy to find and share them on the web. Quip comes bundled with the Giphy app so your team can use a simple slash command to instantly load a GIF into your conversations.
Just type /giphy and a word or phrase, such as /giphy salute. Giphy will post a random GIF that matches your word or phrase.
2. /sayas to make memes of yourself and your teammates
The Dos Equis guy. Boromir. Willy Wonka. The success baby. Slapping some funny lines on top of their faces is all the internet rage these days. Memes run our world and Quip gives you the power to take over your work too. Make memes out of you or your teammates profile picture and make it an "intranet sensation" in Quip.
This quirky slash command requires 3 steps to nudge your teammate:
- Type /sayas
- @mention you or a teammate
- Type a funny message.
- If you want to add two lines of text to your meme, type the following: Line 1 / Line 2
More memes, more fun
Now that you know how to make memes of yourself and your friends. You can also pull in some of the classics - but it's a secret. Shhhh! Just like /sayas you can customize the following images to make them personal memes with all the work context and inside jokes your team will appreciate.
Here's a complete list of Quip's secret memes.
Just type /lionking One day this will / all be yours Tom
Give your messages personality with emoji
Sometimes, words don't cut it. You find yourself trying to say something that you wish you could just show instead. For those times, there's emoji—a fun way to express what you mean through pictures and cartoons in messages in Quip.
You can add emoji by either clicking on the smiley face in the chat window or by typing a colon : followed by the first few letters of the emoji you want to send. You can add an emoji to 1:1 messages, inline comments, and sidebar messages. Here's a couple to try
Quip will autocomplete the emoji for you so you can quickly insert a reaction to respond to a teammate.
Take a look at the emoji cheat sheet to see a list of all the emojis you can use.
Quip is for company culture docs too
When you start to use Quip everyday as a team it becomes more than just a tool to collaborate and communicate, it becomes a part of your company culture. Quip is a place to share everything happening at your company, including the non-work stuff.
At Quip, we use docs to organize our company events – Holiday parties, end-of-fiscal-year parties, summer parties. It's a great place to get everyone on the same page where they can get all of the details, RSVP, and share in conversation to get excited for the event. After the event everyone can share pictures and it's all consolidated in one place.
Similar to organizing company holiday parties, Quip is a great place to announce and organize smaller team gatherings like game nights.
New Hire intros
Quip is great way for new hires to introduce themselves to your team and company. The first week is often filled with anxiety, excitement, and tons of new faces. Quip is an easy way for your new teammates to greet and be greeted by everyone. Your new hire can write an introduction that describes their working experience, life adventures, and hobbies. Inline comments and the document message thread allow for the team to connect with your new hires about shared interests, bringing the team closer together.
- How to use slash commands
- How to make custom memes
- Autocomplete for emoji
- Examples of fun company Quip docs