Link Domain Customization

To make Smart Invites and Smart Links URLs look relevant to your app, GetSocial Dashboard allows you to configure:

  • subdomain of our gsc.im domain;
  • or use your own domain for the links.

This guide will walk you through both options.

Watch Out

Once your app is live, changing this configuration will invalidate all previously generated links. Therefore, we strongly recommend finalizing domain configuration before you release your app with GetSocial.

Using a Subdomain with gsc.im

When you create an app on the GetSocial Dashboard we automatically generate a subdomain for you from the app name. To customize this:

  1. Login to the GetSocial Dashboard.
  2. Go to the App Settings section → Link Domain tab.
  3. Select Use prefix toggle and choose a new subdomain:

    GetSocial Dashboard - Custom Subdomain Configuration

  4. Once you have finished your DNS configuration, press Save. Note that it can take several hours for DNS changes to be visible.

  5. If you’d like to test your configuration, simply open your app and a send a Smart Invite:

    Smart Invite via Twitter with Custom Subdomain

Using a Custom Domain

Using a custom domain is very similar to the subdomain option, with a few important limitations:

  • The domain or subdomain you choose can only be used for GetSocial, you can’t serve other traffic from it.
  • If you choose to use a root domain (e.g example.com) instead of a subdomain (invites.example.com), the entire domain will be used for GetSocial links.

After picking a domain, follow these steps:

  1. Go to App Settings section → Link Domain tab.

  2. Choose Use custom domain toggle and enter your domain.

    GetSocial Dashboard - Custom Domain Configuration

  3. If you have chosen a subdomain for the custom domain, you’ll have to add a CNAME record pointing to custom.getsocial.im.

  4. If you have entered a root domain, you’ll need to update your DNS configuration to use our nameservers.

  5. Note the Fallback URL field. This is an internal fallback URL used for handling some deep linking edge cases. Your users will never see this.

  6. Once you have finished your DNS configuration, press Save. Note that it can take several hours for DNS changes to be visible.

  7. If you’d like to test your configuration, simply open your app and a send a Smart Invite:

    Smart Invite via Twitter with Custom Subdomain

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