Python | How to shorten long URLs using Bitly API
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’.