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How to use bit.ly instead of Zapier link shortener?

  • 24 April 2020
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I’m trying to use bit.ly as a link shortener instead of zapier native shortener - is there a way to do this? 

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Best answer by andywingrave 24 April 2020, 12:03

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Hey! Yes, there is. You can just send the URL to Bit.ly:

Here’s a quick example of sending a URL from Airtable to Bitly which you can copy:

https://zapier.com/shared/0a7c9fbf08c6a4710aa5415ceaebaa0c28f20018

 

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ok great so that creates a bit-link: bit how do i get said bit.link back into the shortened zapier link? eg if i set to use zapier shortener in a twitter zap? 

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I’m not sure I understand - Can you give me something visual to show where you would like the link?

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ok 

 

the below tweets are generated using rss feeds. 1. from one rss feed tools that integrates bit.ly and 2. is from zapier rss feed zap. I wanna know how to achieve a bit.ly link using zapier rss tool? 

1. https://twitter.com/TheLocalEurope/status/1253659414550253568

2. https://twitter.com/TheLocalItaly/status/1253661101868212225

I just want to be able to use bit.ly instead of zapier link shortener when posting from zapier rss tool. 

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Hi @MattH If you mean that you’d like the Zapier RSS feed to automatically use bit.ly links instead of Zapier shortened links, that’s not possible I’m afraid. 

 

If you have a paid plan with Zapier (ie one that allows more than one action) then you could set up a Zap that shortens the link with bit.ly and then use the output of the link in the RSS feed step. So that would like a but like this:

  1. Trigger
  2. Bitly - Create Bitlink
  3. RSS by Zapier - Create Item in Feed
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ok thanks - good to know.