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Shortened URLs are widely used because it looks more professional, and saves a lot of character space in SMS or email messaging.
Use Aloware's URL Shortener to
shorten long URLs in texts to avoid too long messages
monitor the number of clicks
gives a more visually appealing message
Enabling Shortened URLs
By default, the URL shortener is enabled for all users.
In your Aloware (Admin) account, navigate to the Accounts menu
Click the Shortened URLs tab
Toggle on or off the Enable URL Shortener
Creating Shortened URLs
Make sure that shortened URL is enabled in Accounts > Shortened URL. You may ask your Admin about this.
Shortened URLs in Broadcast
Use shortened URLs in creating bulk messaging or Broadcast. To do this,
Go to the Broadcast menu
In the message box, add your message campaign.
Aloware detects if you added a URL in the message box
A prompt will display if you want to shorten the URL you added.
The long URL will be shortened and will be added to the list in the Accounts > Shortened URL where you can also track the number of clicks.
Shortened URLs in Sending SMS
Use shortened URLs in sending SMS to a contact. To do this,
Go to the Contacts menu
In the message box, add your message with the URL
A prompt will display to confirm if you want to use the shortened URL
Click Yes, and the shortened URL will replace the original URL.
Tracking Shortened URLs
Admins can track the number of clicks on the URL listings in Accounts > Shortened URL by scrolling down the screen.