The gifs API is open to the public and can be used with or without an API key.

Why would I want a key?

  1. Links to your account.
  2. Ability to delete and manage your gifs.
  3. Increased duration limit for all media being added.
  4. Increased rate limit for importing or uploading gifs.
  5. Ability to beta test API as we release future updates.

To get a free API key, go to your API dashboard, and hit generate key.