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Update short URL destination instead of creating new short URL

  • 22 July 2022
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Hi all,

I would like to update a zapier short URL with a new destination URL.  I have a workflow set up where I send an email to a zapier email address, and the body of that email gets sent to zapier’s URL shortener.  However, I would like the same shortened URL to be updated with the URL in the email body.  Currently, zapier creates a new short URL for each new email.  Any thoughts on how I can achieve this?  Many thanks...

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Best answer by jesse 22 July 2022, 18:54

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Hi @luckycharms 

Good question.

The Zapier URL Shortener app is quite limited.

You’ll need to use a different URL Shortener app that has the available Zap action: https://zapier.com/apps/categories/url-shorten

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@luckycharms I can confirm what Troy mentioned here, that this is not possible with the “URL Shortener by Zapier” app. I’ve gone ahead and created a feature request for this on your behalf so that if this happens to get implemented in the future, we’ll email you to let you know as well as update this thread. 

In the meantime, I would also suggest looking at some of the other URL shortening apps we support on Zapier to see if another would help with your use case: https://zapier.com/apps/categories/url-shorten

Here are a few I found that appear to offer this as an Action:

Hope that’s helpful in the meantime!