Using Tinyurl

Tinyurl is a free or paid professional URL shortener service. It needs to be configured before it can be used with Shortshare.


You need an API token in order to use your Tinyurl account with Shortshare. It can be obtained in the Account Settings under API. After generating the API token, copy it to the Shortshare settings. Additionally, a domain as shown in the Dashboard needs to be entered. The default is

Custom Domain

Tinyurl supports custom domains for your shortened URLs. Before a custom domain can be used, it must be registered in the Account Settings under Branded Domains. You need to set up a DNS record with your domain registrar to enable this feature. Once the domain is set up, enter it in the Shortshare settings (like a top level domain, e.g.

Custom Alias

Tinyurl supports custom parameters for your shortened URLs, e.g. forwarding to a URL of your choice. In order to enter a custom parameter before shortening an URL with Shortshare, enable Custom Alias in the settings.