As we’ve mentioned in the past, the bitly iPhone app is a great way to access all of your favorite links when away from your desktop, and a great way to share your links via Facebook and Twitter. But did you know you can also connect your iPhone contacts list to the app, making it the ultimate tool for sharing your favorite links with others? You will be able to seamlessly email or text message any of your bitly links to all of your iPhone contacts straight from the app.
When you first install the app you will be prompted to give bitly access to your contacts list. If you said OK, then you are all set and ready to share. If not, you can still give bitly permission to access your contacts. To do this, head to iPhone settings -> Privacy -> Contacts, and turn the bitly switch to ‘on’. (Do not worry- we value your privacy and would never send anything without your permission.)
From there you can head to the bitly app. Simply click on any link in your list, and press the orange share button (with the megaphone icon) on the top right corner of the screen.
When sending an Email the app will immediately retrieve address results from your iPhone contacts list.
Or send your link as a Message; it will include your shortlink and the link title, which you can edit before sending to friends. The message will send as an iMessage or Text Message (depending on the type of phone you recipient has.)
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It’s as simple as that! Need to download the iPhone app? You can find it here. Have any questions or ideas? Share the in the comments or reach out to community[at]bitly.com.