Micro.blog has support for following and replying to Mastodon users but getting from someone's profile on Mastodon to the follow page on Micro.blog can be a pain. To search for a user you need have it in the format of
firstname.lastname@example.org which isn't the same as the profile URLs. To make this easier I made a shortcut that does the following:
mastodon.instance) and the path (
It will also check to see if the path/username contains an
@ symbol and if it doesn't will show an alert instead. This isn't ideal but given that Mastodon can have any domain, it's much harder to detect if it's a Mastodon site or not.
There is a meta tag in the HTML with
profile:username as the property name but I don't know enough about Shortcuts to do this.