URL shortener

Updated: 12/29/2017 by Computer Hope

TinyURLA shortlink or URL shortener is an online service that takes a long URL and trims it to a URL with a reduced number of characters. By shortening the URL it allows users to share links easier in e-mail and where the amount of characters is limited (e.g., Twitter only allows 280-characters per post).

URL shortener example

For example, the URL:




using the TinyURL service.

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