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How to automatically shorten links

What are Publer's link shorteners?

Link shorteners are a great tool for everyone on social media, helping you connect and engage with your audience more effectively. Keep your posts clean and concise to attract more views.

There are many link shortening websites to choose from, each one simple yet powerful. In Publer, you can use any of the following: Bitly, Rebrandly, PixelMe, Switchy, JotUrl, RocketLink and RetargetKit.

All you need to do is connect your favorite URL shortener with Publer and all the Links (including those in post descriptions) will be automatically shortened.

The URL settings are disabled for TikTok as TikTok doesn't support the Link in Bio feature or posting links.

To connect a URL shortener with Publer:

Go to Social Accounts and select an account.
Select URL Settings and choose a link shortener.

For more information, click on the link shortener to learn how to set them up: Bitly, Rebrandly, PixelMe, Switchy, JotUrl , RocketLink and RetargetKit.

Once you have set up the Link Shortener, you can create your first post and schedule it to see how the link will be shortened.

Keep in mind:

The links will only be shortened after the post is scheduled/published, so you cannot see the changes when you preview the post. Make sure to check this at the Posts or Calendar tab, once the post is scheduled/published.
You can choose to shorten any links, which will shorten links shared in the caption, comments, and anywhere else, or to shorten only link posts, which will only shorten the main links in the post.
The URL settings are disabled for TikTok as its API doesn't support the Link in Bio feature or posting links.

Learn more about Tracking and Automatically Shortening Links here.

Updated on: 20/10/2023

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