Monzo.me through a shortened link


(Jamie 🏳️‍🌈) #1

When you create a Monzo.me request, the link is something like

https://monzo.me/bobsmith/10.00?d=Dinner

Is it possible to save this link to a link shortening service, such as bit.ly, so that it can be easily typed out? Will the original Monzo.me link remain valid for all time?


(Caspar Aremi) #2

No one can say it’ll work for all time, but it’ll work unless they change the structure of the links, but I’m sure they’d be able to do redirects at least for a while. Would you always want to have the reference and amount set though? The monzo.me/username bit should be enough for most purposes.


(Jamie 🏳️‍🌈) #3

Wouldn’t want the same link forever, but my shortened link has to remain valid for a while. The ‘all time’ was more of a proof of concept question really.


(Marta) #4

If you create an account with bit.ly, it will be live for AGES. I have some links from 2014 that are still valid. It also allows you to edit link it redirects to, so if Monzo ever changed monzo.me structure or you changed your legal name, you could update monzo.me url in bit.ly and keep using same bit.ly/something url.


(Jamie 🏳️‍🌈) #5

I already have a bit.ly account. I run my own, personalised URL shortener domain through it :wink:

http://brnt.cr

(Marta) #6

@j06 Oh, I’m sorry if I missed the point :smiley: If Monzo.me gets updated, you have all means to update your redirect url. We can only guess how likely monzo.me is to get updated (in a way that will break your brnt.cr), Monzo.me might be customisable in the future, but again, that would be conscious change from your end first.


(Jamie 🏳️‍🌈) #7

Thanks. Essentially, my question was just to check the Monzo.me link isn’t dynamically created each time it’s loaded, and that if I put it through a URL shortener redirect it would still work for multiple people, in the short to medium term.

I understand Monzo reserve the right to change their link structure at any point.


(system) #8

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