Shortened links make sharing posts very easy. It can also increase clickthrough rate. Using shortened links in V3 is very simple and straightforward. Since they are considered "public", shortened links are available to everyone in your organization regardless of their role.

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HOW TO GET TO THIS ITEM

There are two ways to get to Shortened Links.

OPTION 1

Step 1.1

From V3, hover around the three-dot icon (gold oval in image below). A menu will appear.

Step 1.2

Select Templates (brown box in image above) from the menu that appears.

OPTION 2

Step 2.1

Click on the three dots icon. The same menu as in Option 1 would appear. Move your cursor off this menu to reveal the second column menu with Templates (brown box in image below).

Step 2.2

Click on Templates (gold box in image below) to reveal the third column menu.

Step 2.3

Select Shortened Links (brown box in image above).

A new section would open to the right that gives information on your current shortened links. You will also be able to create a new short link.


HOW TO WORK WITH THIS ITEM

In our example, we have 4 shortened links (light blue circle in image above).

Take a look at the purple box in the image above. For each short link we can see its name, the original URL, what the original was shorted to, and the date this all happened.

To create a new short link

Step 1: Click on New Short Link (gold oval in image above).

Step 2: Enter the Short Link Name (brown box in image below). Prorated plans was used in our example.

Step 3: Paste the destination URL you want to shorten (light blue box in image above).

Step 4: Click on Save (grey arrow in image above).

The page will refresh to show the new shortened link you just created (gold box in image below).

More options

Click on the line of the shortened link you wish to use. We will use the short link we just created (gold box in image above).

The shortened link detail box would pop up (brown box in image below).

To copy the shortened link URL to your clipboard

Click on Copy to clipboard in the Short URL info line (purple chain icon in image below).

To copy the original link URL to your clipboard

Click on Copy to clipboard in the URL info line (purple chain icon in image above).

To delete this shortened URL

Click on Delete This Template (brown circle in image above).

The Delete Short Link confirmation box will pop up. Click on Delete to continue; X to cancel.

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