Seamlessly Integrate CallHippo into Your React App: A Step-by-Step Guide

Seamlessly Integrate CallHippo into Your React App: A Step-by-Step Guide


In today's fast-paced digital world, embedding communication tools into your applications is not just a bonus; it's a necessity. CallHippo, a powerful cloud-based telephony solution, offers seamless communication capabilities that can be integrated into any application, including React-based projects.

This blog post will walk you through the process of integrating CallHippo into a React application, enabling direct phone calls from your app's interface.


Before we dive in, make sure you have the following:

  • Node.js installed on your system.

  • A basic understanding of React and its ecosystem.

  • An active CallHippo account to obtain your API token.

Setting Up Your React Application

First, create a new React application using Create React App or Vite. For this guide, we'll use Vite with yarn for its simplicity:

yarn create vite my-vue-app --template vue
cd callhippo-vite-app
yarn dev

We can also use npm:

npm create vite@latest callhippo-vite-app -- --template react
cd callhippo-vite-app
npm install
npm run dev

Integrating CallHippo

Integration involves embedding the CallHippo dialer into your application and configuring it with your API token. Here's how:

How to Obtain Your API Token

Integrating CallHippo into your React application starts with securing an API token. This token is essential for authenticating your requests and interacting with CallHippo's services securely. Here’s how you can obtain it:

  1. Sign Up or Log In to CallHippo

    • If you haven't already, start by creating an account on CallHippo or log into your existing account. Visit the CallHippo website and navigate to the signup or login page.
  2. Access the Integrations Section

    • Once logged in, navigate to the Integrations tab in the sidebar menu. This section typically contains various integration options for your CallHippo account.
  3. Navigate to the REST API Section

    • Within the Integrations tab, locate and click on the REST API section. This is where you can manage your API settings and access your API token.
  4. Locate Your Unique API Token

    • Upon entering the REST API section, you should find your unique API token displayed prominently. This token serves as the key to access CallHippo's API services.
  5. Copy Your API Token

    • To use the API token in your React application, simply copy it from the CallHippo dashboard. Ensure you securely store this token as it grants access to your CallHippo account.
  6. Implement the Token in Your Application

    • With your API token in hand, you're now ready to integrate CallHippo into your React app. When making API requests, include the token in the headers for authentication purposes.

Embed the Dialer Script

Insert the CallHippo dialer script into your index.html or dynamically load it within your React component to keep your application modular.

Create the ClickToCall Component

This component will manage the dialing functionality. It loads the CallHippo script and initializes the dialer when clicking a phone number.

Implementation Details

The ClickToCall component plays a pivotal role. Here's a simplified version of what the component's structure might look like:

import React from "react";

const ClickToCall = ({ phoneNumber }) => {
  const loadCallHippoDialer = () => {
    if (window.TOKEN && window.EMAIL) {

    var chWidgetDiv = document.createElement("div"); = "ch-dialer-container";
    window.TOKEN = <<YOUR_TOKEN>>;
    window.REGION = "global";

    var callhippoScript = document.createElement("script");
    callhippoScript.type = "text/javascript";
    callhippoScript.async = true;
    callhippoScript.src =

   callhippoScript.onload = () => {
     console.log("CallHippo script loaded successfully.");
     if (window.chCall) {
       console.log("Attempting to make a call to:", phoneNumber);
     } else {
       console.error("window.chCall is not defined.");


  return (
      style={{ cursor: "pointer", color: "blue", textDecoration: "underline" }}

export default ClickToCall;

With the API token securely integrated into your project, the next step involves directly incorporating the CallHippo dialer functionality into your React application. This is achieved by calling the ClickToCall component within App.jsx and passing the desired phone number as a prop. Here’s a step-by-step guide to do just that:

  1. Import the ClickToCall Component

    • Begin by importing the ClickToCall component into your App.jsx file. This assumes you've already created a ClickToCall component that encapsulates the dialer's logic and UI.
  2. Place the ClickToCall Component in Your App's UI

    • Determine where you want the CallHippo dialer to appear within your application. Inside the App.jsx return statement, including the ClickToCall component at the desired location.
  3. Pass the Phone Number as a Prop

    • The ClickToCall component should be designed to accept a phone number as a prop. This allows the component to be reusable and dynamically adjust based on the phone number you wish to dial. Pass the desired phone number to the ClickToCall component as follows:
<ClickToCall phoneNumber="+1234567890" />

Testing the Integration

After setting up the ClickToCall component, test the integration by clicking on the phone number in your application. Ensure the CallHippo dialer opens and is ready to place a call.

Best Practices and Tips

  • Keep your API token secure and avoid exposing it in your client-side code.

  • Utilize environment variables for sensitive information.

  • Explore CallHippo's documentation for advanced features and customization options.


Following the steps outlined in this guide, you can seamlessly integrate CallHippo into your React application, enhancing its communication capabilities. For those interested in exploring a live demonstration of the integration, you can access the demo project through this Google Drive link.

We encourage you to delve deeper into the integration process and customize it to fit your specific requirements. Should you have any questions or encounter any challenges along the way, feel free to reach out for assistance. Happy coding!

References and Further Reading

Feel free to adapt this draft to include more specific details about your project or any additional insights you gained from the integration process.