GIPHY GIF integration
This page documents the server-level configuration required to enable GIPHY integration to add GIFs in your message on a self-hosted Zulip server.
To enable this integration, you need to get a production API key from GIPHY.
Apply for API key
Create a GIPHY API key by clicking “Create an App” on the Developer Dashboard.
Choose SDK as product type and click Next Step.
Enter a name and a description for your app and click on Create New App. The hostname for your Zulip server is a fine name.
You will receive a beta API key.
Apply for a production API key by following the steps mentioned by GIPHY on the same page. Note that when submitting a screenshot to request a production API key, GIPHY expects the screenshot to show the full page (including URL).
You can then configure your Zulip server to use GIPHY API as follows:
/etc/zulip/settings.py, enter your GIPHY API key as
GIPHY_API_KEY = "<Your API key from GIPHY>".
GIPHY API keys are not secrets – GIPHY expects every browser or other client connecting to your Zulip server will receive a copy – which is why they are configured in
Restart the Zulip server with
Congratulations! You’ve configured the GIPHY integration for your Zulip server. Your users can now use the integration as described in the help center article. (A browser reload may be required).