Adding links to texts is a great way to move your contacts along to next steps.
You can copy and paste any web-enabled link (URL) anywhere into your text message. This could be a link to public documents like PDFs, YouTube videos, images, etc. Once sent, links for attachments will be shortened using our integration with Rebrandly. This helps to save characters so the links are not as long.
When using the short code as the "from" number, we do not auto-change the link and shorten it. We will send whatever link you insert into the message. You will see this message flash as a reminder as well (the exception to this rule is when you Use Keyword Auto-reply to send a link from the short code):
To use the inbuilt shortener:
Login to your PastorsLine (PL) account and choose the organization you are interested in (for those who have more than one organization on PL).
Then, click on Inbox.
For group messages, click on the group you want to send the msg to.
Create your message in the New Message section. You can type your message or use a message template.
To create a short link:
Click on the Links icon (third link from the left in the New Message section).
The Short Links pop up screen will open.
Click on Create New Short Link.
Enter the info required and click Save.
The Short Links pop up screen will re-open. Click on Insert to insert your link into your new text msg.
BONUS: View the # of clicks. Click on the Links icon (third link from the left in the New Message section). The Short Links pop up screen will open. You will be able to see the # of clicks per link listed.