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Welcome to Tenor! Tenor takes a data-centric approach to deliver relevant GIF searches in over 45 languages worldwide. Integrate Tenor GIF search into your application in a matter of minutes.

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API highlights

Tenor's GIF Keyboard is the top-downloaded mobile GIF-sharing app. Developers can incorporate every feature of Tenor into their own applications with our APIs. Highlights include the following:

Search for engaging and relevant GIFs from across the internet.

Support for 45+ languages, localized content, and regional content appropriateness.

Rich features that help your users quickly find the GIF they want.

Optimization that delivers GIFs that load and consume less bandwidth.

Setup

Before you begin, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign up for or log in to the Google Cloud Console

  2. Get a Tenor API key

You can sign up or log in to the Google Cloud Console and get a free Tenor API key for your app in less than 60 seconds. View your API metrics and request new keys through your Google Cloud Console.

Attribution, rate limiting, and caching

You must properly attribute all content retrieved from Tenor with one of the three Attribution options.

Be sure to review the rate limits and caching policies for the Tenor API.

Step 1: Implement search

Tenor Search delivers relevant and engaging GIFs in 45+ languages. Tenor receives over 300 million searches per day and continuously improves its GIF results for every query based on user search and share behavior.

We recommend that you initially load one of the smaller optimized sizes for previews, such as tinygif. Afterward, you can then load and display the full-sized version, such as gif, when the user shares.

This documentation includes example search requests in its code samples. These samples use the Search endpoint and request the top eight ranked GIFs for the search term excited.

Curl

/* search for excited top 8 GIFs */
curl "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search?q=excited&key=API_KEY&client_key=my_test_app&limit=8"

Python

# set the apikey and limit
apikey = "API_KEY"  # click to set to your apikey
lmt = 8
ckey = "my_test_app"  # set the client_key for the integration and use the same value for all API calls

# our test search
search_term = "excited"

# get the top 8 GIFs for the search term
r = requests.get(
    "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search?q=%s&key=%s&client_key=%s&limit=%s" % (search_term, apikey, ckey,  lmt))

if r.status_code == 200:
    # load the GIFs using the urls for the smaller GIF sizes
    top_8gifs = json.loads(r.content)
    print(top_8gifs)
else:
    top_8gifs = None

Android/Java

import android.app.Application;

import org.json.JSONException;
import org.json.JSONObject;

import java.io.BufferedInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.StringWriter;
import java.net.ConnectException;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;

public class App extends Application {

    private static final String API_KEY = "API_KEY";
    private static final String CLIENT_KEY = "my_test_app"
    private static final String LogTag = "TenorTest";

    @Override
    public void onCreate() {
        super.onCreate();

        new Thread() {
            @Override
            public void run() {

                final String searchTerm = "excited";

                // make initial search request for the first 8 items
                JSONObject searchResult = getSearchResults(searchTerm, 8);

                // load the results for the user
                Log.v(LogTag, "Search Results: " + searchResult.toString());

            }
        }.start();
    }

    /**
     * Get Search Result GIFs
     */
    public static JSONObject getSearchResults(String searchTerm, int limit) {

        // make search request - using default locale of EN_US

        final String url = String.format("https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search?q=%1$s&key=%2$s&client_key=%3$s&limit=%4$s",
                searchTerm, API_KEY, CLIENT_KEY, limit);
        try {
            return get(url);
        } catch (IOException | JSONException ignored) {
        }
        return null;
    }

    /**
     * Construct and run a GET request
     */
    private static JSONObject get(String url) throws IOException, JSONException {
        HttpURLConnection connection = null;
        try {
            // Get request
            connection = (HttpURLConnection) new URL(url).openConnection();
            connection.setDoInput(true);
            connection.setDoOutput(true);
            connection.setRequestMethod("GET");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Accept", "application/json");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json; charset=UTF-8");

            // Handle failure
            int statusCode = connection.getResponseCode();
            if (statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK && statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_CREATED) {
                String error = String.format("HTTP Code: '%1$s' from '%2$s'", statusCode, url);
                throw new ConnectException(error);
            }

            // Parse response
            return parser(connection);
        } catch (Exception ignored) {
        } finally {
            if (connection != null) {
                connection.disconnect();
            }
        }
        return new JSONObject("");
    }

    /**
     * Parse the response into JSONObject
     */
    private static JSONObject parser(HttpURLConnection connection) throws JSONException {
        char[] buffer = new char[1024 * 4];
        int n;
        InputStream stream = null;
        try {
            stream = new BufferedInputStream(connection.getInputStream());
            InputStreamReader reader = new InputStreamReader(stream, "UTF-8");
            StringWriter writer = new StringWriter();
            while (-1 != (n = reader.read(buffer))) {
                writer.write(buffer, 0, n);
            }
            return new JSONObject(writer.toString());
        } catch (IOException ignored) {
        } finally {
            if (stream != null) {
                try {
                    stream.close();
                } catch (IOException ignored) {
                }
            }
        }
        return new JSONObject("");
    }
}

Swift 2.0+/iOS

let apikey = "API_KEY"
let clientkey = "my_test_app"

  func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {

    requestData()

    return true
  }

  /**
   Execute web request to retrieve the top GIFs returned(in batches of 8) for the given search term.
   */
  func requestData()
  {
    // the test search term
    let searchTerm = "excited"

    // Define the results upper limit
    let limit = 8

    // make initial search request for the first 8 items
    let searchRequest = URLRequest(url: URL(string: String(format: "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search?q=%@&key=%@&client_key=%@&limit=%d",
                                                             searchTerm,
                                                             apikey,
                                                             clientkey,
                                                             limit))!)

    makeWebRequest(urlRequest: searchRequest, callback: tenorSearchHandler)

    // Data will be loaded by each request's callback
  }

  /**
   Async URL requesting function.
   */
  func makeWebRequest(urlRequest: URLRequest, callback: @escaping ([String:AnyObject]) -> ())
  {
    // Make the async request and pass the resulting JSON object to the callback
    let task = URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: urlRequest) { (data, response, error) in
      do {
        if let jsonResult = try JSONSerialization.jsonObject(with: data!, options: []) as? [String:AnyObject] {
          // Push the results to our callback
          callback(jsonResult)
        }
      } catch let error as NSError {
        print(error.localizedDescription)
      }
    }
    task.resume()
  }

  /**
   Web response handler for search requests.
   */
  func tenorSearchHandler(response: [String:AnyObject])
  {
    // Parse the JSON response
    let responseGifs = response["results"]!

    // Load the GIFs into your view
    print("Result GIFS: (responseGifs)")

  }

JavaScript

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<script>

// url Async requesting function
function httpGetAsync(theUrl, callback)
{
    // create the request object
    var xmlHttp = new XMLHttpRequest();

    // set the state change callback to capture when the response comes in
    xmlHttp.onreadystatechange = function()
    {
        if (xmlHttp.readyState == 4 && xmlHttp.status == 200)
        {
            callback(xmlHttp.responseText);
        }
    }

    // open as a GET call, pass in the url and set async = True
    xmlHttp.open("GET", theUrl, true);

    // call send with no params as they were passed in on the url string
    xmlHttp.send(null);

    return;
}

// callback for the top 8 GIFs of search
function tenorCallback_search(responsetext)
{
    // Parse the JSON response
    var response_objects = JSON.parse(responsetext);

    top_10_gifs = response_objects["results"];

    // load the GIFs -- for our example we will load the first GIFs preview size (nanogif) and share size (gif)

    document.getElementById("preview_gif").src = top_10_gifs[0]["media_formats"]["nanogif"]["url"];

    document.getElementById("share_gif").src = top_10_gifs[0]["media_formats"]["gif"]["url"];

    return;

}


// function to call the trending and category endpoints
function grab_data()
{
    // set the apikey and limit
    var apikey = "API_KEY";
    var clientkey = "my_test_app";
    var lmt = 8;

    // test search term
    var search_term = "excited";

    // using default locale of en_US
    var search_url = "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search?q=" + search_term + "&key=" +
            apikey +"&client_key=" + clientkey +  "&limit=" + lmt;

    httpGetAsync(search_url,tenorCallback_search);

    // data will be loaded by each call's callback
    return;
}


// SUPPORT FUNCTIONS ABOVE
// MAIN BELOW

// start the flow
grab_data();

</script>

<body>

<h2># 1 GIF loaded - preview image</h2>
<img id="preview_gif" src="" alt="" style="width:220px;height:164px;">

<h2># 1 GIF loaded - share image</h2>
<img id="share_gif" src="" alt="" style="width:498px;height:372px;">

</body>
</html>

Objective-C

NSString *apiKey = @"API_KEY";
NSString *clientKey = @"my_test_app";

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions {

  [self requestData];
  return YES;
}

/**
 Execute web request to retrieve the top GIFs returned(in batches of 8) for the given search term.
 */
-(void)requestData
{
  // Define the results upper limit
  int limit = 8;

  // the test search term
  NSString *searchQuery = @"excited";

  // Get the top 10 trending GIFs (updated through out the day) - using the default locale of en_US
  NSString *UrlString = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search?key=%@&client_key=%@&q=%@&limit=%d", apiKey, clientKey, searchQuery, limit];
  NSURL *searchUrl = [NSURL URLWithString:UrlString];
  NSURLRequest *searchRequest = [NSURLRequest requestWithURL:searchUrl];
  [self makeWebRequest:searchRequest withCallback:tenorSearchResultsHandler];

  // Data will be loaded by each request's callback
}

/**
 Async URL requesting function.
 */
-(void)makeWebRequest:(NSURLRequest *)urlRequest withCallback:(void (^)(NSDictionary *))callback
{
  // Make the async request and pass the resulting JSON object to the callback
  NSURLSessionTask *task = [[NSURLSession sharedSession] dataTaskWithRequest:urlRequest completionHandler:^(NSData * _Nullable data, NSURLResponse * _Nullable response, NSError * _Nullable error) {
    NStopGifsError *jsonError = nil;
    NSDictionary *jsonResult = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:data options:NSJSONReadingMutableLeaves error:&jsonError];

    if(jsonError != nil) {
      NSLog(@"%@", jsonError.localizedDescription);
      return;
    }

    // Push the results to our callback
    callback(jsonResult);
  }];

  [task resume];
}

/**
 Web response handler for searches.
 */
void (^tenorSearchResultsHandler)(NSDictionary *) = ^void(NSDictionary *response)
{
  // Parse the JSON response
  NSDictionary *topGifs = response[@"results"];

  // Load the GIFs into your view
  NSLog(@"Search Results: %@", topGifs);
};

Share

Step 2: Implement share events

When a user selects a GIF to share, send a corresponding share event to Tenor. Share events help Tenor's Search Engine AI tune its search results, which helps users find the perfect GIF.

The following example uses the Register Share endpoint with the first GIF result returned for the search term excited:

Curl

/* register share */
curl "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/registershare?id=16989471141791455574&key=API_KEY&client_key=my_test_app&q=excited"

Python

# set the apikey
apikey = "API_KEY"   # click to set to your apikey
ckey = "my_test_app"  # set the client_key for the integration

# get the GIF's id and search used
shard_gifs_id = top_8gifs["results"][0]["id"]

search_term = "excited"

r = requests.get("https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/registershare?id=%s&key=%s&client_key=%s&q=%s" % (shard_gifs_id, apikey, ckey, search_term))

if r.status_code == 200:
    pass
    # move on
else:
    pass
    # handle error

Android/Java

import android.app.Application;

import org.json.JSONException;
import org.json.JSONObject;

import java.io.BufferedInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.StringWriter;
import java.net.ConnectException;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;

public class App extends Application {

    private static final String API_KEY = "API_KEY";
    private static final String CLIENT_KEY = "my_test_app";
    private static final String LogTag = "TenorTest";

    @Override
    public void onCreate() {
        super.onCreate();

        new Thread() {
            @Override
            public void run() {

                // test values for the share example
                final String gifId = "16989471141791455574";
                final String searchTerm = "excited";

                // make the register share call
                JSONObject shareResult = registerShare(gifId, searchTerm);

                // load the results for the user
                Log.v(LogTag, "Share Results: " + shareResult.toString());

            }
        }.start();
    }

    /**
     * Register the GIF share
     */
    public static JSONObject registerShare(String gifId, String searchTerm) {

        // make register share request - using default locale of EN_US
        final String url = String.format("https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/registershare?key=%1$s&client_key=%2$s&id=%3$s&q=%4$s",
                API_KEY, CLIENT_KEY, gifId, searchTerm);
        try {
            return get(url);
        } catch (IOException | JSONException ignored) {
        }
        return null;
    }

    /**
     * Construct and run a GET request
     */
    private static JSONObject get(String url) throws IOException, JSONException {
        HttpURLConnection connection = null;
        try {
            // Get request
            connection = (HttpURLConnection) new URL(url).openConnection();
            connection.setDoInput(true);
            connection.setDoOutput(true);
            connection.setRequestMethod("GET");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Accept", "application/json");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json; charset=UTF-8");

            // Handle failure
            int statusCode = connection.getResponseCode();
            if (statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK && statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_CREATED) {
                String error = String.format("HTTP Code: '%1$s' from '%2$s'", statusCode, url);
                throw new ConnectException(error);
            }

            // Parse response
            return parser(connection);
        } catch (Exception ignored) {
        } finally {
            if (connection != null) {
                connection.disconnect();
            }
        }
        return new JSONObject("");
    }

    /**
     * Parse the response into JSONObject
     */
    private static JSONObject parser(HttpURLConnection connection) throws JSONException {
        char[] buffer = new char[1024 * 4];
        int n;
        InputStream stream = null;
        try {
            stream = new BufferedInputStream(connection.getInputStream());
            InputStreamReader reader = new InputStreamReader(stream, "UTF-8");
            StringWriter writer = new StringWriter();
            while (-1 != (n = reader.read(buffer))) {
                writer.write(buffer, 0, n);
            }
            return new JSONObject(writer.toString());
        } catch (IOException ignored) {
        } finally {
            if (stream != null) {
                try {
                    stream.close();
                } catch (IOException ignored) {
                }
            }
        }
        return new JSONObject("");
    }
}

Swift 2.0+/iOS

let apikey = "API_KEY"
let clientkey = "my_test_app"

  func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {

    // test values for the share example
    let gifId = "16989471141791455574"
    let searchTerm = "excited"

    // register the user's share
    registerShare(gifId: gifId, searchTerm: searchTerm)

    return true
  }

  // Function for handling a user's selection of a GIF to share.
  // In a production application, the GIF id should be the "id" field of the GIF response object that the user selected
  // to share. The search term should be the user's last search.
  func registerShare(gifId: String, searchTerm: String) {

    // Register the user's share - using the default locale of en_US
    let shareRequest = URLRequest(url: URL(string: String(format: "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/registershare?key=%@&client_key=%@&id=%@&q=%@",
                                                             apikey,
                                                             clientkey,
                                                             gifId,
                                                             searchTerm))!)
    makeWebRequest(urlRequest: shareRequest, callback: tenorShareHandler)

    // Data will be loaded by each request's callback
  }

  /**
   Async URL requesting function.
   */
  func makeWebRequest(urlRequest: URLRequest, callback: @escaping ([String:AnyObject]) -> ())
  {
    // Make the async request and pass the resulting json object to the callback
    let task = URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: urlRequest) { (data, response, error) in
      do {
        if let jsonResult = try JSONSerialization.jsonObject(with: data!, options: []) as? [String:AnyObject] {
          // Push the results to our callback
          callback(jsonResult)
        }
      } catch let error as NSError {
        print(error.localizedDescription)
      }
    }
    task.resume()
  }

  /**
   Web response handler for search requests.
   */
  func tenorShareHandler(response: [String:AnyObject])
  {
   // no response expected from the registershare endpoint

  }

JavaScript

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<script>

// url Async requesting function
function httpGetAsync(theUrl, callback)
{
    // create the request object
    var xmlHttp = new XMLHttpRequest();

    // set the state change callback to capture when the response comes in
    xmlHttp.onreadystatechange = function()
    {
        if (xmlHttp.readyState == 4 && xmlHttp.status == 200)
        {
            callback(xmlHttp.responseText);
        }
    }

    // open as a GET call, pass in the url and set async = True
    xmlHttp.open("GET", theUrl, true);

    // call send with no params as they were passed in on the url string
    xmlHttp.send(null);

    return;
}

// callback for share event
function tenorCallback_share(responsetext)
{
    // no action is needed in the share callback
}


// function to call the register share endpoint
function send_share(search_term,shared_gifs_id)
{
    // set the apikey and limit
    var apikey = "API_KEY";
    var clientkey = "my_test_app";

    var share_url = "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/registershare?id=" + shared_gifs_id + "&key=" + apikey + "&client_key=" + clientkey + "&q=" + search_term;

    httpGetAsync(share_url,tenorCallback_share);
}

// SUPPORT FUNCTIONS ABOVE
// MAIN BELOW

// grab search term from cookies or some other storage
search_term = "excited";

// GIF id from the shared gif
// shared_gifs_id = gif_json_response_object_from_search["results"][0]["id"]
shared_gifs_id = "16989471141791455574"; // example

// send the share notifcation back to Tenor
send_share(search_term,shared_gifs_id);

alert("share sent!");


</script>

<body>

</body>
</html>

Objective-C

NSString *apiKey = @"API_KEY";
NSString *clientKey = @"my_test_app";

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions {

  [self requestData];
  return YES;
}

/**
 Function for handling a user's selection of a GIF to share.
 In a production application, the GIF id should be the "id" field of the GIF response object that the user selected
 to share. The search term should be the user's last search.
 */
-(void)requestData
{


  // the test search term
  NSString *searchQuery = @"excited";
  NSString *gifId = @"16989471141791455574";

  //  Send the share event for the GIF id and search query
  NSString *UrlString = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/registershare?id=%d&key=%@&client_key=%@&q=%@", gifId, apiKey, clientKey, searchQuery];
  NSURL *searchUrl = [NSURL URLWithString:UrlString];
  NSURLRequest *searchRequest = [NSURLRequest requestWithURL:searchUrl];
  [self makeWebRequest:searchRequest withCallback:tenorSearchResultsHandler];

  // Data will be loaded by each request's callback
}

/**
 Async URL requesting function.
 */
-(void)makeWebRequest:(NSURLRequest *)urlRequest withCallback:(void (^)(NSDictionary *))callback
{
  // Make the async request and pass the resulting json object to the callback
  NSURLSessionTask *task = [[NSURLSession sharedSession] dataTaskWithRequest:urlRequest completionHandler:^(NSData * _Nullable data, NSURLResponse * _Nullable response, NSError * _Nullable error) {
    NStopGifsError *jsonError = nil;
    NSDictionary *jsonResult = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:data options:NSJSONReadingMutableLeaves error:&jsonError];

    if(jsonError != nil) {
      NSLog(@"%@", jsonError.localizedDescription);
      return;
    }

    // Push the results to our callback
    callback(jsonResult);
  }];

  [task resume];
}

/**
 Web response handler for registered shares
 */
void (^tenorShareResultsHandler)(NSDictionary *) = ^void(NSDictionary *response)
{
// no response expected from the registershare endpoint.
};

Congratulations! You’ve successfully integrated with Tenor's API!

A crowd stands and cheers.

Now to improve the experience!

Step 3: Enrich the Search experience

In this step, we review best practices that help improve the user experience and increase searches and shares from your Tenor GIF integration.

We have found that the best initial experience is to display a clean search box. After the search box, display categories of GIFs, taken from the Categories endpoint, and trending search terms, from the Trending Search Terms endpoint. Alternatively, you can display featured GIFs, from the Featured GIFs endpoint, beneath the search box.

Optionally, you can use the locale parameter with the Categories endpoint to adjust results to the local language. The default value is en_US.

The following example fetches Tenor categories and featured GIFs to display to the user:

Curl

/* Featured GIFs call */
curl "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/featured?key=API_KEY&client_key=my_test_app"

/* categories call */
curl "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/categories?key=API_KEY&client_key=my_test_app"

Python

import requests
import json

# set the apikey and limit
apikey = "API_KEY"   # click to set to your apikey
ckey = "my_test_app"  # set the client_key for the integration
lmt = 10

# get the top 10 featured GIFs - using the default locale of en_US
r = requests.get("https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/featured?key=%s&client_key=%s&limit=%s" % (apikey, ckey, lmt))

if r.status_code == 200:
    featured_gifs = json.loads(r.content)
else:
    featured_gifs = None

# get the current list of categories - using the default locale of en_US
r = requests.get("https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/categories?key=%s&client_key=%s" % (apikey, ckey))

if r.status_code == 200:
    categories = json.loads(r.content)
else:
    categories = None

# load either the featured GIFs or categories below the search bar for the user
# for GIFs use the smaller formats for faster load times
print (featured_gifs)
print (categories)

Android/Java

import android.app.Application;

import org.json.JSONException;
import org.json.JSONObject;

import java.io.BufferedInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.StringWriter;
import java.net.ConnectException;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;

public class App extends Application {

    private static final String API_KEY = "API_KEY";
    private static final String CLIENT_KEY = "my_test_app";
    private static final String LogTag = "TenorTest";

    @Override
    public void onCreate() {
        super.onCreate();

        new Thread() {
            @Override
            public void run() {

                // get the top 10 featured GIFs
                JSONObject featuredGifs = getFeaturedGifs(10);

                // get the current list of categories
                JSONObject categories = getCategories();

                // load the results for the user
                Log.v(LogTag, "Featured GIFS: " + featuredGifs.toString());
                Log.v(LogTag, "GIF Categories: " + categories.toString());

            }
        }.start();
    }

    /**
     * Get featured GIFs
     */
    public static JSONObject getFeaturedGifs(int limit) {

        // get the Featured GIFS - using the default locale of en_US
        final String url = String.format("https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/featured?key=%1$s&client_key=%2$s&limit=%3$s",
                API_KEY, CLIENT_KEY, limit);
        try {
            return get(url);
        } catch (IOException | JSONException ignored) {
        }
        return null;
    }

    /**
     * Get categories
     */
    public static JSONObject getCategories() {

        // get the categories - using the default locale of en_US
        final String url = String.format("https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/categories?key=%1$s&client_key=%2$s",
                API_KEY, CLIENT_KEY);
        try {
            return get(url);
        } catch (IOException | JSONException ignored) {
        }
        return null;
    }

    /**
     * Construct and run a GET request
     */
    private static JSONObject get(String url) throws IOException, JSONException {
        HttpURLConnection connection = null;
        try {
            // Get request
            connection = (HttpURLConnection) new URL(url).openConnection();
            connection.setDoInput(true);
            connection.setDoOutput(true);
            connection.setRequestMethod("GET");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Accept", "application/json");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json; charset=UTF-8");

            // Handle failure
            int statusCode = connection.getResponseCode();
            if (statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK && statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_CREATED) {
                String error = String.format("HTTP Code: '%1$s' from '%2$s'", statusCode, url);
                throw new ConnectException(error);
            }

            // Parse response
            return parser(connection);
        } catch (Exception ignored) {
        } finally {
            if (connection != null) {
                connection.disconnect();
            }
        }
        return new JSONObject("");
    }

    /**
     * Parse the response into JSONObject
     */
    private static JSONObject parser(HttpURLConnection connection) throws JSONException {
        char[] buffer = new char[1024 * 4];
        int n;
        InputStream stream = null;
        try {
            stream = new BufferedInputStream(connection.getInputStream());
            InputStreamReader reader = new InputStreamReader(stream, "UTF-8");
            StringWriter writer = new StringWriter();
            while (-1 != (n = reader.read(buffer))) {
                writer.write(buffer, 0, n);
            }
            return new JSONObject(writer.toString());
        } catch (IOException ignored) {
        } finally {
            if (stream != null) {
                try {
                    stream.close();
                } catch (IOException ignored) {
                }
            }
        }
        return new JSONObject("");
    }
}

Swift 2.0+/iOS

let apikey = "API_KEY"
let clientkey = "my_test_app"

  func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {

    requestData()

    return true
  }

  /**
   Execute web requests to retrieve featured GIFs and GIF categories.
   */
  func requestData()
  {
    // Define the results upper limit
    let limit = 10

    // Get the top 10 featured GIFs (updated throughout the day) - using the default locale of en_US
    let featuredRequest = URLRequest(url: URL(string: String(format: "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/featured?key=%@&client_key=%@&limit=%d",
                                                             apikey,
                                                             clientkey,
                                                             limit))!)
    makeWebRequest(urlRequest: featuredRequest, callback: tenorFeaturedResultsHandler)


    // Get the current list of categories - using the default locale of en_US
    let categoryRequest = URLRequest(url: URL(string: String(format: "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/categories?key=%@&client_key=%@",
                                                             apikey, clientkey))!)
    makeWebRequest(urlRequest: categoryRequest, callback: tenorCategoryResultsHandler)

    // Data will be loaded by each request's callback
  }

  /**
   Async URL requesting function.
   */
  func makeWebRequest(urlRequest: URLRequest, callback: @escaping ([String:AnyObject]) -> ())
  {
    // Make the async request and pass the resulting JSON object to the callback
    let task = URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: urlRequest) { (data, response, error) in
      do {
        if let jsonResult = try JSONSerialization.jsonObject(with: data!, options: []) as? [String:AnyObject] {
          // Push the results to our callback
          callback(jsonResult)
        }
      } catch let error as NSError {
        print(error.localizedDescription)
      }
    }
    task.resume()
  }

  /**
   Web response handler for featured top 10 GIFs.
   */
  func tenorFeaturedResultsHandler(response: [String:AnyObject])
  {
    // Parse the JSON response
    let topTenGifs = response["results"]!

    // Load the GIFs into your view
    print("Featured Results: (topTenGifs)")
  }

  /**
   Web response handler for GIF categories.
   */
  func tenorCategoryResultsHandler(response: [String:AnyObject])
  {
    // Parse the JSON response
    let categories = response["tags"]!

    // Load the categories into your view
    print("Category Results: (categories)")
  }

  }

JavaScript

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<script>

// url Async requesting function
function httpGetAsync(theUrl, callback)
{
    // create the request object
    var xmlHttp = new XMLHttpRequest();

    // set the state change callback to capture when the response comes in
    xmlHttp.onreadystatechange = function()
    {
        if (xmlHttp.readyState == 4 && xmlHttp.status == 200)
        {
            callback(xmlHttp.responseText);
        }
    }

    // open as a GET call, pass in the url and set async = True
    xmlHttp.open("GET", theUrl, true);

    // call send with no params as they were passed in on the url string
    xmlHttp.send(null);

    return;
}

// callback for featured top 10 GIFs
function tenorCallback_featured(responsetext)
{
    // Parse the JSON response
    var response_objects = JSON.parse(responsetext);

    top_10_gifs = response_objects["results"];

    // load the GIFs -- for our example we will load the first GIFs preview size (nanogif) and share size (gif)

    document.getElementById("preview_gif").src = top_10_gifs[0]["media_formats"]["nanogif"]["url"];

    document.getElementById("share_gif").src = top_10_gifs[0]["media_formats"]["gif"]["url"];

    return;

}

// callback for GIF categories
function tenorCallback_categories(responsetext)
{
    // Parse the JSON response
    var response_objects = JSON.parse(responsetext);

    categories = response_objects["tags"];

    // load the categories - example is for the first category

    // url to load:
    var imgurl = categories[0]["image"];

    // text to overlay on image:
    var txt_overlay = categories[0]["name"];


    // search to run if user clicks the category
    var category_search_path = categories[0]["path"];

    document.getElementById("category_gif").src = imgurl
    document.getElementById("catgif_caption").innerHTML = txt_overlay
    document.getElementById("cat_link").href = category_search_path

    return;
}

// function to call the featured and category endpoints
function grab_data()
{
    // set the apikey and limit
    var apikey = "API_KEY";
    var clientkey = "my_test_app";
    var lmt = 10;

    // get the top 10 featured GIFs (updated throughout the day) - using the default locale of en_US
    var featured_url = "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/featured?key=" + apikey + "&client_key=" + clientkey + "&limit=" + lmt;


    httpGetAsync(featured_url,tenorCallback_featured);

    // get the current list of categories - using the default locale of en_US
    var cat_url = "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/categories?key=" + apikey + "&client_key=" + clientkey;

    httpGetAsync(cat_url,tenorCallback_categories);

    // data will be loaded by each call's callback
    return;
}


// SUPPORT FUNCTIONS ABOVE
// MAIN BELOW

// start the flow
grab_data();

</script>
<style>
.container {
    position: relative;
    text-align: center;
    color: white;
}
.title {
text-align: center;
}
.centered {
    position: absolute;
    top: 50%;
    left: 50%;
    transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
}
</style>

<body>

<h2 class="title">GIF loaded - preview image</h2>
<div class="container">
<img id="preview_gif" src="" alt="" style="">
</div>

<h2 class="title">GIF loaded - share image</h2>
<div class="container">
<img id="share_gif" src="" alt="" style="">
</div>

<h2 class="title">GIF Category</h2>
<div class="container">
    <a id="cat_link" href="">
        <img id="category_gif" src="" alt="" style="">
        <div id="catgif_caption" class="centered"></div>
    </a>
</div>

</body>
</html>

Objective-C

NSString *apiKey = @"API_KEY";
NSString *clientKey = @"my_test_app";

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions {

  [self requestData];
  return YES;
}

/**
 Execute web requests to retrieve featured GIFs and GIF categories.
 */
-(void)requestData
{
  // Define the results upper limit
  int limit = 10;

  // Get the top 10 featured GIFs (updated throughout the day) - using the default locale of en_US
  NSString *featuredUrlString = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/featured?key=%@&client_key=%@&limit=%d", apiKey, clientKey, limit];
  NSURL *featuredUrl = [NSURL URLWithString:featuredUrlString];
  NSURLRequest *featuredRequest = [NSURLRequest requestWithURL:featuredUrl];
  [self makeWebRequest:featuredRequest withCallback:tenorFeaturedResultsHandler];

  // Get the current list of categories - using the default locale of en_US
  NSString *categoryUrlString = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/categories?key=%@&client_key=%@", apiKey, clientKey];
  NSURL *categoryUrl = [NSURL URLWithString:categoryUrlString];
  NSURLRequest *categoryRequest = [NSURLRequest requestWithURL:categoryUrl];
  [self makeWebRequest:categoryRequest withCallback:tenorCategoryResultsHandler];

  // Data will be loaded by each request's callback
}

/**
 Async URL requesting function.
 */
-(void)makeWebRequest:(NSURLRequest *)urlRequest withCallback:(void (^)(NSDictionary *))callback
{
  // Make the async request and pass the resulting JSON object to the callback
  NSURLSessionTask *task = [[NSURLSession sharedSession] dataTaskWithRequest:urlRequest completionHandler:^(NSData * _Nullable data, NSURLResponse * _Nullable response, NSError * _Nullable error) {
    NSError *jsonError = nil;
    NSDictionary *jsonResult = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:data options:NSJSONReadingMutableLeaves error:&jsonError];

    if(jsonError != nil) {
      NSLog(@"%@", jsonError.localizedDescription);
      return;
    }

    // Push the results to our callback
    callback(jsonResult);
  }];

  [task resume];
}

/**
 Web response handler for featured top 10 GIFs.
 */
void (^tenorFeaturedResultsHandler)(NSDictionary *) = ^void(NSDictionary *response)
{
  // Parse the JSON response
  NSDictionary *topTenGifs = response[@"results"];

  // Load the GIFs into your view
  NSLog(@"Featured Results: %@", topTenGifs);
};

/**
 Web response handler for GIF categories.
 */
void (^tenorCategoryResultsHandler)(NSDictionary *) = ^void(NSDictionary *response)
{
  // Parse the JSON response
  NSDictionary *categories = response[@"tags"];

  // Load the categories into your view
  NSLog(@"Category Results: %@", categories);
};

B: Autocomplete suggestions

If you display autocomplete search options to users as they type, users can complete GIF searches faster, which increases GIF usage and retention.

We recommend that you pass up at least two characters and the user's locale. The locale parameter adjusts the results to the local language. The default value is en_US.

The following example calls the Autocomplete endpoint with a partial search term of exc. Results are ordered by their likelihood to drive a share for any given partial term.

Curl

/* autocomplete */
curl "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/autocomplete?key=API_KEY&client_key=my_test_app&q=exc"

Python

apikey = "API_KEY"   # click to set to your apikey
ckey = "my_test_app"  # set the client_key for the integration
lmt = 5

# partial search
psearch = "exc"

r = requests.get(
    "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/autocomplete?key=%s&client_key=%s&q=%s&limit=%s" % (apikey, ckey, psearch, lmt))

if r.status_code == 200:
    # return the search predictions
    search_term_list = json.loads(r.content)["results"]
    print(search_term_list)
else:
    # handle a possible error
    search_term_list = []

Android/Java

import android.app.Application;

import org.json.JSONException;
import org.json.JSONObject;

import java.io.BufferedInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.StringWriter;
import java.net.ConnectException;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;

public class App extends Application {

    private static final String API_KEY = "API_KEY";
    private static final String CLIENT_KEY = "my_test_app";
    private static final String LogTag = "TenorTest";

    @Override
    public void onCreate() {
        super.onCreate();

        new Thread() {
            @Override
            public void run() {

                // for testing, the partial search
                final String partialSearch = "exc";
                int limit = 5;

                // make the autocomplete call
                JSONObject autoCompleteResult = autoCompleteRequest(partialSearch, limit);

                // load the results for the user
                Log.v(LogTag, "AutoComplete Results: " + autoCompleteResult.toString());

            }
        }.start();
    }

    /**
     * Autocomplete Request
     */
    public static JSONObject autoCompleteRequest(String partialSearch, int limit) {

        // make an autocomplete request - using default locale of EN_US
        final String url = String.format("https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/autocomplete?key=%1$s&client_key=%2$s&q=%3$s&limit=%4$s",
                API_KEY, CLIENT_KEY, partialSearch, limit);
        try {
            return get(url);
        } catch (IOException | JSONException ignored) {
        }
        return null;
    }

    /**
     * Construct and run a GET request
     */
    private static JSONObject get(String url) throws IOException, JSONException {
        HttpURLConnection connection = null;
        try {
            // Get request
            connection = (HttpURLConnection) new URL(url).openConnection();
            connection.setDoInput(true);
            connection.setDoOutput(true);
            connection.setRequestMethod("GET");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Accept", "application/json");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json; charset=UTF-8");

            // Handle failure
            int statusCode = connection.getResponseCode();
            if (statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK && statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_CREATED) {
                String error = String.format("HTTP Code: '%1$s' from '%2$s'", statusCode, url);
                throw new ConnectException(error);
            }

            // Parse response
            return parser(connection);
        } catch (Exception ignored) {
        } finally {
            if (connection != null) {
                connection.disconnect();
            }
        }
        return new JSONObject("");
    }

    /**
     * Parse the response into JSONObject
     */
    private static JSONObject parser(HttpURLConnection connection) throws JSONException {
        char[] buffer = new char[1024 * 4];
        int n;
        InputStream stream = null;
        try {
            stream = new BufferedInputStream(connection.getInputStream());
            InputStreamReader reader = new InputStreamReader(stream, "UTF-8");
            StringWriter writer = new StringWriter();
            while (-1 != (n = reader.read(buffer))) {
                writer.write(buffer, 0, n);
            }
            return new JSONObject(writer.toString());
        } catch (IOException ignored) {
        } finally {
            if (stream != null) {
                try {
                    stream.close();
                } catch (IOException ignored) {
                }
            }
        }
        return new JSONObject("");
    }
}

Swift 2.0+/iOS

let apikey = "API_KEY"
let clientkey = "my_test_app"

  func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {

    requestData()

    return true
  }

  /**
   Execute web requests to get autocomplete suggestions.
   */
  func requestData()
  {
    // for testing, the partial search
    let partialSearch = "exc"
    let limit = 5

    // Get up to 5 results from the autocomplete suggestions - using the default locale of en_US
    let autoRequest = URLRequest(url: URL(string: String(format: "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/autocomplete?key=%@&client_key=%@&q=%@&limit=%d",
                                                             apikey,
                                                             clientkey,
                                                             partialSearch,
                                                             limit))!)
    makeWebRequest(urlRequest: autoRequest, callback: tenorAutoCompleteResultsHandler)

    // Data will be loaded by each request's callback
  }

  /**
   Async URL requesting function.
   */
  func makeWebRequest(urlRequest: URLRequest, callback: @escaping ([String:AnyObject]) -> ())
  {
    // Make the async request and pass the resulting JSON object to the callback
    let task = URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: urlRequest) { (data, response, error) in
      do {
        if let jsonResult = try JSONSerialization.jsonObject(with: data!, options: []) as? [String:AnyObject] {
          // Push the results to our callback
          callback(jsonResult)
        }
      } catch let error as NSError {
        print(error.localizedDescription)
      }
    }
    task.resume()
  }

  /**
   Web response handler for autocomplete requests.
   */
  func tenorAutoCompleteResultsHandler(response: [String:AnyObject])
  {
    // Parse the JSON response
    let autoSuggestions = response["results"]!

    // Load the GIFs into your view
    print("Autocomplete Results: (autoSuggestions)")
  }

  }

JavaScript

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<script>

// url Async requesting function
function httpGetAsync(theUrl, callback)
{
    // create the request object
    var xmlHttp = new XMLHttpRequest();

    // set the state change callback to capture when the response comes in
    xmlHttp.onreadystatechange = function()
    {
        if (xmlHttp.readyState == 4 && xmlHttp.status == 200)
        {
            callback(xmlHttp.responseText);
        }
    }

    // open as a GET call, pass in the url and set async = True
    xmlHttp.open("GET", theUrl, true);

    // call send with no params as they were passed in on the url string
    xmlHttp.send(null);

    return;
}

// callback for share event
function tenorCallback_autocomplete(responsetext)
{
    var response_objects = JSON.parse(responsetext);

    predicted_words = response_objects["results"];

    document.getElementById("ac_1").innerHTML = predicted_words[0];
    document.getElementById("ac_2").innerHTML = predicted_words[1];
}

// SUPPORT FUNCTIONS ABOVE
// MAIN BELOW

//partial search term
psearch_term = "exc";

// set the apikey and limit
var apikey = "API_KEY";
var clientkey = "my_test_app";
var lmt = 5;

// using default locale of en_US
var autoc_url = "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/autocomplete?key=" + apikey + "&client_key=" + clientkey + "&q=" + psearch_term + "&limit=" + lmt;

// send autocomplete request
httpGetAsync(autoc_url,tenorCallback_autocomplete);


</script>

<body>

<h2>Partial Search "exc":</h2>
<h3 id = "ac_1"></h3>
<h3 id = "ac_2"></h3>

</body>
</html>

Objective-C

NSString *apiKey = @"API_KEY";
NSString *clientKey = @"my_test_app";

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions {

  [self requestData];
  return YES;
}

/**
   Execute web requests to get autocomplete suggestions.
   */
-(void)requestData
{
  // Define the results upper limit
  int limit = 8;

  // the test search term
  NSString *partialSearch = @"exc";

  // Get the auto complete predictions for the given partial search - using the default locale of en_US
  NSString *UrlString = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/autocomplete?key=%@&client_key=%@&q=%@&limit=%d", apiKey, clientKey, partialSearch, limit];
  NSURL *searchUrl = [NSURL URLWithString:UrlString];
  NSURLRequest *searchRequest = [NSURLRequest requestWithURL:searchUrl];
  [self makeWebRequest:searchRequest withCallback:tenorAutoCompleteResultsHandler];

  // Data will be loaded by each request's callback
}

/**
 Async URL requesting function.
 */
-(void)makeWebRequest:(NSURLRequest *)urlRequest withCallback:(void (^)(NSDictionary *))callback
{
  // Make the async request and pass the resulting JSON object to the callback
  NSURLSessionTask *task = [[NSURLSession sharedSession] dataTaskWithRequest:urlRequest completionHandler:^(NSData * _Nullable data, NSURLResponse * _Nullable response, NSError * _Nullable error) {
    NStopGifsError *jsonError = nil;
    NSDictionary *jsonResult = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:data options:NSJSONReadingMutableLeaves error:&jsonError];

    if(jsonError != nil) {
      NSLog(@"%@", jsonError.localizedDescription);
      return;
    }

    // Push the results to our callback
    callback(jsonResult);
  }];

  [task resume];
}

/**
 Web response handler for auto complete predictions
 */
void (^tenorAutoCompleteResultsHandler)(NSDictionary *) = ^void(NSDictionary *response)
{
  // Parse the JSON response
  NSDictionary *results = response[@"results"];

  // Load the GIFs into your view
  NSLog(@"Auto Complete Result: %@", results);
};

C: Search suggestions

Search suggestions help a user narrow their search- or discover-related search terms to find a more precise GIF.

Users often don’t know exactly what they're looking for, and search suggestions help them correct spelling mistakes or find more similar terms.

The API returns results in order of what is most likely to drive a GIF share for a given term. The following example returns the top five search suggestions for the search term smile:

Curl

/* search suggestion */
curl "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search_suggestions?key=API_KEY&client_key=my_test_app&q=smile&limit=5"

Python

# set the apikey and limit the # coming back
apikey = "API_KEY"   # click to set to your apikey
ckey = "my_test_app"  # set the client_key for the integration
lmt = 5

# partial search
search = "smile"

r = requests.get(
 "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search_suggestions?key=%s&client_key=%s&q=%s&limit=%s" % (apikey, ckey, search, lmt))

if r.status_code == 200:
    # return the search suggestions
    search_suggestion_list = json.loads(r.content)["results"]
    print search_suggestion_list
else:
    # handle a possible error
    search_suggestion_list = []

Android/Java

import android.app.Application;

import org.json.JSONException;
import org.json.JSONObject;

import java.io.BufferedInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.StringWriter;
import java.net.ConnectException;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;

public class App extends Application {

    private static final String API_KEY = "API_KEY";
    private static final String CLIENT_KEY = "my_test_app";
    private static final String LogTag = "TenorTest";

    @Override
    public void onCreate() {
        super.onCreate();

        new Thread() {
            @Override
            public void run() {

                // for testing, the last search
                final String lastSearch = "smile";
                int limit = 5;

                // make the search suggestion call
                JSONObject searchSuggestionResult = searchSuggestionRequest(lastSearch, limit);

                // load the results for the user
                Log.v(LogTag, "Search Suggestion Results: " + searchSuggestionResult.toString());

            }
        }.start();
    }

    /**
     * Autocomplete Request
     */
    public static JSONObject searchSuggestionRequest(String lastSearch, int limit) {

        // make an autocomplete request - using default locale of EN_US
        final String url = String.format("https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search_suggestions?key=%1$s&client_key=%2$s&q=%3$s&limit=%4$s",
                API_KEY, CLIENT_KEY, lastSearch, limit);
        try {
            return get(url);
        } catch (IOException | JSONException ignored) {
        }
        return null;
    }

    /**
     * Construct and run a GET request
     */
    private static JSONObject get(String url) throws IOException, JSONException {
        HttpURLConnection connection = null;
        try {
            // Get request
            connection = (HttpURLConnection) new URL(url).openConnection();
            connection.setDoInput(true);
            connection.setDoOutput(true);
            connection.setRequestMethod("GET");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Accept", "application/json");
            connection.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "application/json; charset=UTF-8");

            // Handle failure
            int statusCode = connection.getResponseCode();
            if (statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK && statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_CREATED) {
                String error = String.format("HTTP Code: '%1$s' from '%2$s'", statusCode, url);
                throw new ConnectException(error);
            }

            // Parse response
            return parser(connection);
        } catch (Exception ignored) {
        } finally {
            if (connection != null) {
                connection.disconnect();
            }
        }
        return new JSONObject("");
    }

    /**
     * Parse the response into JSONObject
     */
    private static JSONObject parser(HttpURLConnection connection) throws JSONException {
        char[] buffer = new char[1024 * 4];
        int n;
        InputStream stream = null;
        try {
            stream = new BufferedInputStream(connection.getInputStream());
            InputStreamReader reader = new InputStreamReader(stream, "UTF-8");
            StringWriter writer = new StringWriter();
            while (-1 != (n = reader.read(buffer))) {
                writer.write(buffer, 0, n);
            }
            return new JSONObject(writer.toString());
        } catch (IOException ignored) {
        } finally {
            if (stream != null) {
                try {
                    stream.close();
                } catch (IOException ignored) {
                }
            }
        }
        return new JSONObject("");
    }
}

Swift 2.0+/iOS

let apikey = "API_KEY"
let clientkey = "my_test_app"

  func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {

    requestData()

    return true
  }

  /**
   Execute web requests to get search suggestions.
   */
  func requestData()
  {
    // for testing, the partial search
    let lastsearch = "smile"
    let limit = 5

    // Get the top 5 search suggestions - using the default locale of en_US
    let suggestRequest = URLRequest(url: URL(string: String(format: "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search_suggestions?key=%@&client_key=%@&q=%@&limit=%d",
                                                             apikey,
                                                             clientkey,
                                                             lastsearch,
                                                             limit))!)
    makeWebRequest(urlRequest: suggestRequest, callback: tenorSuggestResultsHandler)

    // Data will be loaded by each request's callback
  }

  /**
   Async URL requesting function.
   */
  func makeWebRequest(urlRequest: URLRequest, callback: @escaping ([String:AnyObject]) -> ())
  {
    // Make the async request and pass the resulting JSON object to the callback
    let task = URLSession.shared.dataTask(with: urlRequest) { (data, response, error) in
      do {
        if let jsonResult = try JSONSerialization.jsonObject(with: data!, options: []) as? [String:AnyObject] {
          // Push the results to our callback
          callback(jsonResult)
        }
      } catch let error as NSError {
        print(error.localizedDescription)
      }
    }
    task.resume()
  }

  /**
   Web response handler for search suggestion requests.
   */
  func tenorSuggestResultsHandler(response: [String:AnyObject])
  {
    // Parse the JSON response
    let searchSuggestion = response["results"]!

    // Load the GIFs into your view
    print("Search Suggestion Results: (searchSuggestion)")
  }

  }

JavaScript

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<script>

// url Async requesting function
function httpGetAsync(theUrl, callback)
{
    // create the request object
    var xmlHttp = new XMLHttpRequest();

    // set the state change callback to capture when the response comes in
    xmlHttp.onreadystatechange = function()
    {
        if (xmlHttp.readyState == 4 && xmlHttp.status == 200)
        {
            callback(xmlHttp.responseText);
        }
    }

    // open as a GET call, pass in the url and set async = True
    xmlHttp.open("GET", theUrl, true);

    // call send with no params as they were passed in on the url string
    xmlHttp.send(null);

    return;
}

// callback for share event
function tenorCallback_searchSuggestion(responsetext)
{
    var response_objects = JSON.parse(responsetext);

    predicted_words = response_objects["results"];

    document.getElementById("ac_1").innerHTML = predicted_words[0];
    document.getElementById("ac_2").innerHTML = predicted_words[1];
    document.getElementById("ac_3").innerHTML = predicted_words[2];
    document.getElementById("ac_4").innerHTML = predicted_words[3];
}


// SUPPORT FUNCTIONS ABOVE
// MAIN BELOW

//search term
psearch_term = "smile";

// set the apikey and limit
var apikey = "API_KEY";
var clientkey = "my_test_app";
var lmt = 5;

// using default locale of en_US
var autoc_url = "https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search_suggestions?key=" + apikey + "&client_key=" + clientkey + "&q=" + psearch_term + "&limit=" + lmt;

// send search suggestion request
httpGetAsync(autoc_url,tenorCallback_searchSuggestion);


</script>

<body>

<h2>Search Suggestion for "smile":</h2>
<h3 id = "ac_1"></h3>
<h3 id = "ac_2"></h3>
<h3 id = "ac_3"></h3>
<h3 id = "ac_4"></h3>

</body>
</html>

Objective-C

NSString *apiKey = @"API_KEY";
NSString *clientKey = @"my_test_app";

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions {

  [self requestData];
  return YES;
}

/**
   Execute web requests to get search suggestions.
   */
-(void)requestData
{
  // Define the results upper limit
  int limit = 5;

  // the test search term
  NSString *lastSearch = @"smile";

  // Get the search suggestions for the given last search - using the default locale of en_US
  NSString *UrlString = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"https://tenor.googleapis.com/v2/search_suggestions?key=%@&client_key=%@&q=%@&limit=%d", apiKey, clientKey, lastSearch, limit];
  NSURL *searchUrl = [NSURL URLWithString:UrlString];
  NSURLRequest *searchRequest = [NSURLRequest requestWithURL:searchUrl];
  [self makeWebRequest:searchRequest withCallback:tenorSearchSuggestionResultsHandler];

  // Data will be loaded by each request's callback
}

/**
 Async URL requesting function.
 */
-(void)makeWebRequest:(NSURLRequest *)urlRequest withCallback:(void (^)(NSDictionary *))callback
{
  // Make the async request and pass the resulting JSON object to the callback
  NSURLSessionTask *task = [[NSURLSession sharedSession] dataTaskWithRequest:urlRequest completionHandler:^(NSData * _Nullable data, NSURLResponse * _Nullable response, NSError * _Nullable error) {
    NStopGifsError *jsonError = nil;
    NSDictionary *jsonResult = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:data options:NSJSONReadingMutableLeaves error:&jsonError];

    if(jsonError != nil) {
      NSLog(@"%@", jsonError.localizedDescription);
      return;
    }

    // Push the results to our callback
    callback(jsonResult);
  }];

  [task resume];
}

/**
 Web response handler for search suggestions
 */
void (^tenorSearchSuggestionResultsHandler)(NSDictionary *) = ^void(NSDictionary *response)
{
  // Parse the JSON response
  NSDictionary *results = response[@"results"];

  // Load the GIFs into your view
  NSLog(@"Search Suggestion Result: %@", results);
};