MacMost Now 903: Using URL Shorteners

When sharing links with friends, long URLs can cause issues as they take up a lot of space in tweets and text messages, and can wrap across multiple lines in emails. You can use one of the many free URL shortening services to turn any URL into a very short one. These will redirect to the original page. The danger in using URL shorteners is that you can't be certain where a link leads. But browser extensions and the URL shortening services can help with that.

Comments: 3 Responses to “MacMost Now 903: Using URL Shorteners”

    Greg
    6 years ago

    Thank you, very useful

    Karen
    6 years ago

    Thank you for this great and useful tip. I sent family a URL by SMS today and was concerned about it’s length. I didn’t know URL shortening was possible – thanks again!

    Todd
    6 years ago

    Awesome! I’ve been wondering how this url shortening thing works for a while now. Thanks.

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