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 –
...from the beginning. We have built up a lot of content in HipChat, with it being a core tool in our distributed company model. While it is true that we didn’t need to move to Slack immediately, we felt it...
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