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Let's Short Urls

The Let's Short URL Bot is a simple Telegram bot to short your URLs.

When you start the bot you can choose between different providers like Tinyurl or cuttly, but you can also configure your own YOURLS URL shortener. When you're finished with the settings you can just send your long links and get back the shortened version.

to the bot


Befehl Beschreibung
/start Mit diesem Befehl wird der Bot beim ersten Mal gestartet.
/help Mit diesem Befehl erhält man eine Übersicht über alle Befehle.
/language Mit diesem Befehl kann man die Sprache des Bots ändern.
/change So können Sie den standardmäßigen URL-Shortener einstellen.
/reset Setzt die YOURLS-Einstellungen zurück.
/mylinks Mit diesem Befehl erhalten Sie eine Übersicht über alle Ihre gekürzten Links.
/stats So erhalten Sie Statistiken von einem gekürzten Link.
/privacy So gelangen Sie zum Datenschutz-Menü.
/about Mit diesem Befehl erhalten Sie einige Infos über den Entwickler.

privacy policy

When you use the bot you accept the privacy policy.

storage of data

Your data is securely stored in a Google Firebase Realtime Database.
You can find the privacy policy of Firebase here.
The following data is saved:

user id, username, first and last name, shortened URLs, language settings, provider settings

your rights

According to the GDPR, you have the right to information, correction and deletion of your data.
This can be done directly in Telegram. You get to the privacy menu by sending /privacy to the bot. Ther you can inquiry about all data of yours saved by us and can delete all your personal data from our database..
If you erase all your data it can't be recovered but you can get used to the bot again by sending /start.


If you want to use the bot with your own YOURLS shortener I have some tips for you.
Requirements for your own URL shortener with YOURLS are your own web server, a MySQL or MariaDB database and a (as short as possible) domain.

  1. Download the latest version of YOURLS on GitHub and unzip the data.
  2. Copy the file user/config-sample.php to user/config.php and type in your database settings.
  3. Further parameters to set can be found here.
  4. Upload the files to your webserver.
  5. Go to and log in.
  6. Activate the plugin "RandomShortURLs" under "Plugins" and set the URL length.
  7. Go to "Tools" and copy your API link in format
  8. Go back to the bot, send /yourls and in the next step paste your copied link.

Reset secret signature token

If for some reason you need to reset your signature (ie to generate a new one while making previous signature inoperative), simply modify the YOURLS_COOKIEKEY constant in your config.php. Hint: you can simply copy the result from to generate a random unique cookie.

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