Shortening long URLs for Twitter

So you want to tweet out a link using Twitter and you realize that the URL is too long t...
Option 1: copy your URL, and then go to bit.ly to shorten it




Copy the URL that is too long, and then go to http://bit....
Option 2: If you're going to be doing this a lot, grab the bookmarklet




Go to bit.ly (http://bit.ly/ ) and drag the quo...
Once you have the bookmarklet in your bookmarks, you can just visit a page with a long
URL and click the bookmarklet to ge...
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Shortening Long URLs For Twitter

  1. 1. Shortening long URLs for Twitter So you want to tweet out a link using Twitter and you realize that the URL is too long to fit. What do you do? You shorten it! You're tweeting out a link, and you realize the URL is too long, because you only have 140 characters Shortening long URLs for Twitter - 1
  2. 2. Option 1: copy your URL, and then go to bit.ly to shorten it Copy the URL that is too long, and then go to http://bit.ly/ From here you can enter in the address that is too long, and then you can click quot;shortenquot; Copy the new short URL, or just post directly to twitter from here by signing up for bit.ly The new short URL quot;http://bit.ly/3IRGTquot; will appear, and you can just copy and paste that into your tweet. In the future, if you like posting from here, you can just click quot;sign upquot; and once you register for a bit.ly account, you can post to twitter directly from here. Shortening long URLs for Twitter - 2
  3. 3. Option 2: If you're going to be doing this a lot, grab the bookmarklet Go to bit.ly (http://bit.ly/ ) and drag the quot;Shorten with bit.lyquot; link to your browser's bookmarks Shortening long URLs for Twitter - 3
  4. 4. Once you have the bookmarklet in your bookmarks, you can just visit a page with a long URL and click the bookmarklet to get the short URL Visit the page with the long URL, and you can click the quot;bit.lyquot; bookmark to get a pop-up right there on the screen with the short URL! Shortening long URLs for Twitter - 4

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