Loading
HelpCreateFormat data in Zaps

Shorten URLs in Zaps

Last updated:

If you have a URL that you want to shorten in a Zap, you can use URL Shortener by Zapier to create a shortened link. This is helpful when you need to enter a URL in an app but the field has character limits.


1. Add a URL shortener action

  • In the Zap editor, click the Action step, or click the plus + icon to add a step to your Zap.
  • Search for and select URL Shortener by Zapier.
  • Click the Event dropdown menu and select Shorten URL.
  • Click Continue.

2. Customize your URL

  • Enter the URL that you want to shorten. Include http:// or https:// in the URL.
  • Click Continue.

3. Test your URL shortener action

  • Click Test & Continue.
  • If the URL you entered is valid, the step will show it was successful. You can use this shortened URL in later Zap steps.
Note

URL Shortener cannot return HTTPS URLs, only HTTP URLs, and shortened URLs are random and cannot be customized.


Need more help?

Contact Support

Tell us about your problem, and we’ll find you a solution or you can email support.
Get Help

Hire an Expert

We have a directory of professionals across the globe who are ready to help.
Find a Zapier Expert

Zapier Community

Connect with other Zapier users and industry professionals to get help crafting the perfect workflow.
Check out the community

Zapier University

Video courses designed to help you become a better Zapier user, whether you’re a beginner or more experienced.
View courses