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How to use instead of Zapier link shortener?

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



Best answer by andywingrave 24 April 2020, 12:03

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

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


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ok great so that creates a bit-link: bit how do i get said 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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the below tweets are generated using rss feeds. 1. from one rss feed tools that integrates and 2. is from zapier rss feed zap. I wanna know how to achieve a link using zapier rss tool? 



I just want to be able to use 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 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 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.