Right now in the HipChat client, if you post a URL to an image file, HipChat shows a preview of that image. Unfortunately, it downloads the entire image and re-sizes it in order to show the image. If a user posts a link to a huge image file in a chatroom, then every single person is forced to download that image who is in the chatroom, which could bring our corporate network to a halt if someone posted a link to a 10 GB Image.
Is there a configuration switch in HipChat (either server or client side) somewhere to either disable image preview in the clients, or to limit to a maximum size the images that will be downloaded? If this does not exist yet, is there a ticket created to get this added?
Earlier this year we made the difficult decision to discontinue our team messaging tools, Stride and Hipchat. The end of life date for Stride and Hipchat Cloud is quickly approaching - February 15, 2...
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