How do I get Bitly API?

How do I generate an OAuth access token for the Bitly API?

  1. Click the profile menu.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click API.
  4. Enter your Bitly account password.
  5. Click Generate Token.
  6. Click Copy to copy the token. If you leave this setting and then access it again, you’ll be prompted to enter your password again to view the token.

Is Bitly API free?

Plan limits From our free plan to our customized enterprise-level plans, every Bitly account has a monthly limit on the number of transactions its users can take.

Does Bitly have an API?

The Bitly API Bitly is the most widely trusted link management platform in the world. By using the Bitly API, you will exercise the full power of your links through automated link customization, mobile deep linking, and click analytics.

Can I create a Bitly link for free?

If you’re looking to shorten just a link or two, our free URL shortener service will work for you.

What are Bitly links?

Bitly is a URL shortener service that enables users to truncate webpage links. Established in 2008, the company Bitly Inc. is privately held and based in New York. According to some estimates, Bitly shortens 600 million links per month for use in social networking, SMS and email.

How do I make a Bitly account?

To create an account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign up.
  3. You’ll have the option to sign up for a Free account or a paid plan, or contact us for more customized pricing.
  4. You can see a detailed feature comparison by scrolling down a bit further.
  5. Once you’ve identified the right plan for you, click on “Get Started”.

What do you get with a Bitly free account?

Creating a free Bitly account is similar to creating any other free social media account in which a username will need to be claimed. Some of the benefits include the ability to create up to 1,000 links per month, unlimited link clicks, and customizable back-halves.

How do you make a Bitly link programmatically?

To create a link in Bitly:

  1. Log in to your Bitly account.
  2. Click Create.
  3. If you have a paid subscription, you will have the option to select a custom domain to brand your link.
  4. Paste the long URL into the Paste Long URL box, this will auto-generate a shortened link.
  5. Click Create.

Does Bitly links expire?

Bitly links never expire. If you use a custom domain to shorten your links they will continue to work as long as your DNS is still pointing at Bitly and the custom domain is attached to a Bitly account. While you can hide links and their analytics from the analytics view, the data will remain in Bitly.

How do you create a Bitly account?

How does Bitly make money?

Bitly shortens 600 million links per month, for use in social networking, SMS, and email. Bitly makes money by charging for access to aggregate data created as a result of many people using the shortened URLs. In 2017, Spectrum Equity acquired majority stake in Bitly for $64 million.