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Google URL Shortner using Python requests

Author:
akshayw39
Posted:
May 17, 2015
Language:
Python
Version:
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Tags:
json short url api google headers url post requests
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This code can convert a url to short url using google URL Shortener API https://developers.google.com/url-shortener/v1/getting_started

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import json
import requests
def short_url(url):
    post_url = 'https://www.googleapis.com/urlshortener/v1/url?key={API_KEY}'
    params = json.dumps({'longUrl': url})
    response = requests.post(post_url,params,headers={'Content-Type': 'application/json'})
    return response.json()['id']

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