Integrate with services

Let IFTTT or Zapier do something whenever you save a link to Refind—for example, post to Facebook or Twitter.

Social media

Use your RSS feed to instruct IFTTT or Zapier to do something whenever you save a link to Refind. Your RSS feed includes all your links plus a share text (think: a Tweet).

Your RSS feed (excluding Twitter links)

https://refind.com/your_screen_name/posts.rss

Note: Your posts.rss feed excludes links that were imported via Twitter (to avoid posting them to social media again). There’s also an RSS feed with all your links (https://refind.com/your_screen_name.rss), which you might want to use for other purposes. Learn more

Parameters (optional)

mentions: 0 (default), 1, 2, or 3

Twitter doesn’t allow @mentions via API so we exclude them by default.

Fields in the RSS feed

Title: share text + URL
Link: URL

If the target source needs an URL parameter, use Link / EntryLink. If not, use only Title / EntryTitle: despite its name, it doesn’t only contain the title but a fully rendered share text (think: a Tweet), including the link URL. Note that IFTTT shortens your URLs by default. If you don’t want that (Twitter shortens them anyway), you can turn it off in IFTTT's settings: https://ifttt.com/settings

Step by step

Here we’ll show you how to set it up using IFTTT.

1. Login to IFTTT and click on New Applet on the top right.

IFTT

2. Click on this.

IFTT

3. Choose RSS Feed.

IFTT

4. Choose New feed item.

IFTT

5. Enter your RSS feed:

https://refind.com/your_screen_name/posts.rss
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6. Choose that.

IFTT

7. Choose a target service, for example Facebook or Twitter.

Facebook

8. Choose Create a link post.

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9. Type {{EntryTitle}} into the Message field.

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Twitter

8. Choose Post a Tweet.

IFTT

9. Remove {{EntryUrl}} from the Tweet text field.

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9. Review and finish the applet.

That’s it. Next time you save a link to Refind, it’ll get posted automatically a few minutes later.

Facebook

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Twitter

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Too complicated?

We recommend connecting with Buffer—it’s a few simple clicks to set it up and gives you advanced features to optimize your social media.