Short.io is a service that shortens links using your own domain. With the Short.io integration, you can transform URLs directly.
Don't see the Short.io integration?
Adding and Configuring the Integration
To start using the Short.io integration, you first need to add it to your project.
- In Glide, click the Settings menu.
- Find the Integrations section and then select Short.io.
- Click the Add to app button.
- You will need your Short.io API key to finish configuring the integration.
- You can find your Short.io API key in your Short.io dashboard. It's usually a 20-character string of letters and numbers starting with
Adding Short.io Integration
The Shorten URL feature can be used as an action or as a computed column to shorten a URL.
With this integration, you could turn a long YouTube Link like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqxP0DnJlBI into a short link like this
Below is a table with a description of the different settings. The most important settings to be aware of are:
- Original URL
- Shortened URL result
|Domain||Short.io domain to use||✅||https://www.mysite.com|
|Original URL||Full length URL||✅||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqxP0DnJlBI|
|Path||Shortened URL text||❌||my-video|
|Title||Title for URl in short.io||❌||My Video|
|Expires At||Link expiration date||❌||1685737483|
|Expired URL||Redirect for expired link||❌||https://www.newlink.com|
|Password||For password-protected links||❌||!8wzTjd6o1$%|
|Shortened URL||Column in Glide to save shortened URL||✅||Short Link column|
A note on expiration dates
Short.io requires the expiration data to be sent as a unix timestamp. You can generate one here.
To learn more generally about Integrations in Glide, including how they affect your app’s usage, check out our Introduction to Integrations.