Upload a file

Upload a single file and get the corresponding URI.

POST https://yourZulipDomain.zulipchat.com/api/v1/user_uploads

Usage examples

#!/usr/bin/env python3

import zulip

# Download ~/zuliprc-dev from your dev server
client = zulip.Client(config_file="~/zuliprc-dev")

# Upload a file
# (Make sure that 'fp' is a file object)
result = client.call_endpoint(


The file to upload must be provided, and it should be placed in the request's body as multipart media type.

Maximum file size

The maximum file size for uploads can be configured by the administrator of the Zulip server by setting MAX_FILE_UPLOAD_SIZE in the server's settings. MAX_FILE_UPLOAD_SIZE defaults to 25MB.


Return values

  • uri: The URI of the uploaded file.

Example response

A typical successful JSON response may look like:

    "msg": "",
    "result": "success",
    "uri": "/user_uploads/1/4e/m2A3MSqFnWRLUf9SaPzQ0Up_/zulip.txt"