Bitly is a third party application that lets you shorten your URLs.
When you send out SMS, it is always preferable to shorten the links that you provide in them.
This is where Bitly comes into play.
When you connect Bitly with Autonami, the links that you use in your SMS body will automatically get shortened before they’re sent out to your audience.
Here’s how you can sync your Bitly account with Autonami:
Step #1: Hit the “Connect” button under Bitly block in Connectors
Go to “Connectors” tab in Autonami >> Hit the “Connect” button that appears below Bitly
Here’s where you’ll find it:
Step #2: Log in with your Bitly account
When you hit the “Connect” button, you’ll be asked to provide your Bitly login details.
If you don’t have an account, you’ll have the option to Sign up.
Here’s how it appears:
Step #3: Give access to Autonami
When you sign in or sign up with your Bitly account, you’ll see a page as shown below:
Hit the “Allow” button to grant access to Autonami.
Once you do that, you’ll be automatically redirected to the “Connectors” tab in Autonami.
Now you’ve successfully connected Bitly with Autonami.
So whenever you embed links in your SMS, Bitly will automatically shorten them before they are sent to your audience.
Here’s how a link in an SMS looks:
Notice that the link has been automatically shortened by Bitly.