Bitly is used to shorten, brand, share, or retrieve data from links programmatically.
In this article, we’ll see how to shorten URLs using Bitly API. Below is a working example to shorten a URL using Bitly API.
Step #1: Install Bitly API using git
git clone https://github.com/bitly/bitly-api-python.git
Go inside the folder using:
Note: In case installation with pip command is not working:
Uninstall bitly-api in case already installed using pip:
pip uninstall bitly_api
Step #2: Install in Python’s folder for modules:
python setup.py install
Note: Delete the source code using (since we don’t need it for now) :
cd../ rmdir bitly-api-python-master
Step #4: Now create a file
shorturl.py and write this code:
Step #5: Run the file ‘shorturl.py’.