Introduction

SMS messages have a limited length, so you want to save characters!

TNZ's SMS service has a built-in automated URL Shortener.

 

Why use TNZ's URL Shortener?

A couple of benefits:

  • It's free to use
  • It's built into the TNZ service - no external system needed!
  • It uses tnz.nz links, or use your own short domain for an additional fee
  • It uses unique links per mobile number so you can track who opens which links, when, and on which device, all from within the TNZ Dashboard

 

How to send short links using TNZ's URL Shortener

You can use the URL Shortener from any system (it's supported by the Dashboard, Email-to-SMS, and APIs). Simply insert the Link command into the SMS message.

You send:

Check the link for info: [[Link:https://www.company.com/path/to/long/link.html?ExtraParameters=Value]]

 

The mobile receives:

Check the link for info: tnz.nz/A1B2C3

 

You can send a maximum of 9 links per message.

 

How to track clicks and opens

From the TNZ Dashboard, select View Messages | MessageLink to see link reports.