I can't stand giphy images everywhere in HipChat it ruins the whole usefulness of Hipchat.
Is there anyway to block giphy images from my end? like ad-blocker
Unfortunately, the Giphy bot itself will have to be updated to display their images as cards instead of inline. As @Steven Behnke stated above, the sassy bot displays content (including gifs) as collapsible cards that respect the preferences. I'd suggest trying this bot out instead: https://blog.hipchat.com/2016/02/24/hipchat-bots-a-guide-for-the-humans/#sassy
I just realized that we're apparently using 'sassy bot', which includes a
/giphy command. This is a version 1 bot.
This different bot seems to do things differently –
...have mention name FirstnameLastname. Fe.: @MaartenCautreels This certainly helps to know who is being mentioned in a conversation. Imagine your colleague sends the following message...
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