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Can I change the URL of a shared link?

Can I change the URL of a shared link?

rayyoung513
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after saving my apk, dropbox created a url for. is there a way i can change that url.

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Jay
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Hi Ray, are you referring to a shared link to that file?
 
If so, you can’t customize it to a URL you’d prefer, however you can delete and recreate the link which will generate a new link.
 
If I’m misunderstanding something, please let me know!

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Jay
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Hi Ray, are you referring to a shared link to that file?
 
If so, you can’t customize it to a URL you’d prefer, however you can delete and recreate the link which will generate a new link.
 
If I’m misunderstanding something, please let me know!

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rayyoung513
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so i can keep deleting it until i find a shorter url.

Jay
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I guess you could, but it would take time, and since the URL is random there’s no guarantee that you’ll get one you’re satisfied with!

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Rich
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@rayyoung513 wrote:

so i can keep deleting it until i find a shorter url.


It won't be shorter, unless you shorten the name of your file. The Dropbox-generated portion of a share link will always be the same length.

You can, however, run the link that Dropbox gives you through a link shortening service, such as bit.ly or goo.gl.

henrywilliam463
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I also want to know the same. So, have you got the answer? I have also Apk Downloading Site . Thanks

Daphne
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Hi there @henrywilliam463, apologies for the delayed reply!

As mentioned above, we don't currently have a way to customise shared links themselves. You could try using a link shortening service like Rich suggested above though if that helps.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

 

PS. I removed the link from your post as per Community Guidelines, which was probably what caused your comment to be picked up by our spam filter. 


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