Automatic bit.ly for HootSuite

By theRamenNoodle Last update Mar 2, 2010 — Installed 9,545 times.

Script Summary: Automatically replaces URLs with Bit.ly-shortened URLs after you type them into Twitter.com or HootSuite. This uses a default API unless you specify a personal one through the Greasemonkey Menu.



Why would you want this script?


Although bit.ly links are Twitter.com's default, wouldn't you like to use your personal API so you can see all your shortened URLs in your bit.ly account? Then this script is for you!

Are you frustrated with HootSuite's ow.ly service being the only URL-shortener they offer? Then this script is for you!

To use, simply install and type or paste a URL into Twitter.com's or HootSuite.com's update area. The URL will automatically be replaced.

Your personal API


To use your personal bit.ly account, right click on the Greasemonkey icon > User Script Commands... > Enter my own bit.ly API settings.

If you already have a bit.ly account, find your personal API here.

Like the script?


This script builds on the now retired Twitter Auto Replace URL with bit.ly URL. I updated his script a little, and then built my own extra needs on top.

If you like this script, please favorite it and leave a kind review. You should also follow me on Twitter and subscribe to either my comedy podcast (the Ramen Noodle) or my Christian critical-thinking podcast (Are You Just Watching?). And if you need web design or new media services, I offer that (D.Joseph Design), too.

Version history


1.1 beta 1: Added support for bit.ly Pro domains
1.0.2: Fixed HootSuite URL so "dashboard#" would work—for real this time.
1.0.1: Fixed HootSuite URL so "dashboard#" would work.
1.0: launched on February 18, 2010