Automatic Link Expiration for New Short Links

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Automatic Link Expiration for New Short Links

Create short links with automatic link expiration. As an example: Every time a new item is posted to a watched RSS feed, Integromat will automatically shorten a link on Short.io and apply link expiration date.

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  1. Go to Integromat.

  2. Click "Create a new Scenario."

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  1. Look for RSS > Choose it > Continue
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  1. Click on the circle and choose RSS for the first scenario's module.
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  1. Select "Watch RSS feeds Items."
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  1. Now you need to configure RSS feed. For this, go to the source of which you want to receive updates. Click on the screen and choose "View page source." Ctrl + F to find RSS. Copy the link and paste it to the URL field on Integromat.
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  1. Choose where to start. As for example to test the integration, we choose select the first RSS item > Choose the item > OK.
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  1. Add the second module.
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  1. Look for Short.cm > Choose it.
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  1. Select the "Create Link" Action.
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  1. Click Add to configure access to your Short.io account.

  2. Connect your Short.cm account by specifying the API key. You'll find your key here:https://app.short.io/settings/integrations/api-key

  3. Fill in the necessary fields > OK.

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  1. Add the third module.

  2. Choose Short.cm

  3. Choose the "Expire Link" action.

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  1. Fill in the fields. Pay attention on the Expires At field. Use formatDate(milliseconds since epoch; x). You can convert a date to milliseconds here: https://www.epochconverter.com/
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  1. Launch scenario.
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Watch the video guide below to configure the integration.


What did you learn?

  • how to configure automatic link expiration
  • automatically add link expiration
  • automatic expire date

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