URL Shortener

Updated: 04/26/2017 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 140-characters per post).

URL shortener example

For example, the URL:

https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/c/cmos.htm

becomes:

http://tinyurl.com/ynkjhp

using the TinyURL service.

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