Using Bitly

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


You need a Generic Access Token in order to use your Bitly account with Shortshare. It can be obtained in the Account Settings under Access Token. After generating the token, copy it to the Shortshare settings.

Custom Domain

Bitly supports custom domains for your shortened URLs. They require a paid plan (at least Basic tier). Before a custom domain can be used, it must be registered in the Account Settings under Custom 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.

Bitly 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 Bitlinks in the settings.