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Twitter Adds Built-In URL Shortener
By James Lenhart

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Those who use Twitter understand that having a good URL shortening service is a necessity; especially for those who share articles and content with others on a frequent basis. –Today Twitter will roll out a feature that lets you shorten links within their Web App. The image below shows what would happen if you started typing and then pasted a long form URL into the tweet field.

Links will appear like they are stuck in long form, but the image below shows a message that says “link will appear shortened”.


Regardless of how you choose to enter a link, either manually, or by pasting, –Twitter will automatically use it’s t.co shortening service on any URL after the 13th character has been entered. The beauty here is that you don’t need to use another shortener unless you’d like detailed analytics.

The next image shows how your link will look once it has been assigned a t.co ID. –You’ll notice that it keeps the same look as the original URL, but shortened. This is great because it let’s the user see what he or she is clicking on.


Twitter is rolling this feature out to users in batches, so it may take a few days before you see the change. Let us know how you like it!

Source: Twitter


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