Embed a single message (video player) on your own website

ZipMessage enables you to embed a single messages from a conversation (with a video player or audio player and/or text) on your own website using a provided iframe-based embed code.


There are 3 different things in ZipMessage that can be embedded on your own site:

  • Embed a single message (see this article below)
    Take a single message from any conversation and display it on your website. A single message can include a video player, audio player, and/or text.
  • Embed a full conversation »
    Place an entire, scrollable ZipMessage conversation on your website with the option to allow people to record and post replies all from within your own site.
  • Embed an intake page »
    Any of your intake pages can be embedded on your own website. This can serve as a portal for your users to submit new messages and start new ZipMessage conversations all from within your own site.

In this article:

  • How to embed a single message on your website
  • Enable or disable the message author's name & timestamp on the embedded message
  • How to embed a private message on your website

How to embed a single message on your website

View the conversation that contains this message, then open the settings dropdown on this message and click "Embed message...".

Copy the embed code to your clipboard.

Paste the entire embed code in the HTML code for your website.

A few notes about how the embed code works ( info for you or your web developer):

  • It is an iframe element which servers the ZipMessage content on your web page.
  • It is designed to take 100% width of whatever container you place it in.
  • The Javascript script tag that is included after the iframe is responsible for automatically setting the height of the iframe element to the full height of the ZipMessage content within it.

Enable or disable the message author shown above the embedded message

By default, when you embed a single message it will display the message author's name, avatar, and time that they posted the message, just like it does when viewing a message on zipmessage.com.

You can hide that info so that only the message content (video player and/or text) is shown in the embed.

Toggle off the "Show the message creator" option. Then re-copy the embed code and re-implement it on your site. Or (if you're comfortable editing the iframe code), you can simply remove show_author parameter from the src URL on the iframe.

Embedding a message from a private conversation

If your conversation is set to Private, that means only people who have been invited to access this conversation are able to view it and/or post messages to it on zipmessage.com.

ZipMessage offers a way to embed a message from a private conversation on your website using a token system.

In order to be able to use the token system for embedding private messages and conversations, you will need to be on the ZipMessage Premium plan.

Careful! — Embedded messages from private conversations on your website will not require users to login to access and view this content. It is your responsibility to ensure that the people who can access this private message on your website are authorized to see it.

To embed a message from a private conversation, first set the conversation's visibility to Private.

Then obtain the embed code for this message and implement it in the HTML on your website. If you've previously implented the code before changing the conversation to Private, you will need to re-generate the embed code, re-copy it, and re-implement it, in order for the token system to take effect and display the private content on your website.

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