GIPHY GIF integration¶
This page documents the server-level configuration required to enable GIPHY integration to [add GIFs in your message][help-center-giphy] 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.
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 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.