Archiving a short URL

The archived URL will be hidden from the dashboard, but will still work


Information below might be outdated - please visit our recently updated API Reference

The instruction below shows how to archive the existing URL.

  • Click "Create API key".
  • Add a Secret key.

2) Copy an ID of a short link you want to archive.

  • Open the statistics of the short link.
  • Copy the link ID.

3) Install prerequisites for requests.

pip install requests
npm install --save axios

Now everything is ready to run the following snippet. It will archive a short URL.

4) Create a file: .js/ .rb. Use the code snippet below.


Please, replace LINK_ID with appropriate value.

import requests

url = ""

import json
payload = json.dumps({"link_id":LINK_ID})
headers = {
    'content-type': "application/json",
    'authorization': "<<apiKey>>"

response = requests.request("POST", url, data=payload, headers=headers)

const axios = require('axios');

const data = {

const options = {
    headers: {
      'content-type': 'application/json',
      authorization: '<<apiKey>>'
  };'', data, options)
.then(function (response) {
}).catch(function (response) {
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'
require 'json'

url = URI("")

http =, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request =
request["content-type"] = 'application/json'
request["authorization"] = '<<apiKey>>'
request.body = JSON.generate({"link_id":LINK_ID})

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body

5) Launch the file.

node filename.js
ruby filename.rb

6) JSON Response (link is archived).

Once you run the code, you will see the response.