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    How to use short cut links in tweet?


    Are you facing difficulty in posting links on Twitter because of the character limit? Our technical experts can guide you on how to use shortcut links in a tweet.

    As we all know that, only 140 characters are allowed in a particular tweet, it is very difficult to post a link in a tweet as links contain so many characters. Can anyone please guide me how to use minimum characters for a particular link? Or is there any method to reduce the characters of a link while posting in a tweet?
  • #12582
    There have been different URL shortening services which could be used to shorten your links and then paste them in your tweet field. However, Twitter has now introduced its own link shortening service t.co.

    t.co
    The service is automated. When you paste the link in the Tweet field, the t.co service shortens it to 23 characters. There is no concern as to how long the original URL is. But, the fact remains that even if your URL is lesser than 23 characters long, it will, nevertheless be treated as 23. There is no option you can opt out of the t.co service. Twitter uses it as a means of finding how many times the link was clicked. It takes care of security too. If a site is a risky one, you will receive an alert.

    Link shortening service
    You can use the URL shortening services like bit.ly. You can enter the original URL on those sites and shorten it. This shortened link can then be posted in your tweet. However, if you are shortening URL for using it on Twitter alone, it may not be fruitful. The t.co service will still consider it as 23 characters long.

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  • #12597
    Here are some of the URL shortening services that you can use in twitter. Do note that no matter which URL shortening service you use, twitter overrides each link with t.co in order to track the outgoing links.

    BitLy

    This URL shortening service has the option of tracking your link clicks and geographic regions. So analytics is the best part of this URL service. Also it's lot better than twitter's default t.co URL shortening service.

    Owl.ly

    This URL shortner is in hootesuite dashboard. it can track the links. It can show the geographic analytics results. It can also be useful for reusing for more than one link.

    TinyArrows

    This site has plenty of URL shortener domains. And you can use it to track different links through different domains. And this way you can avoid getting shadow bans on social media. So this is another good URL shortener that you can use.

    TinyCC

    This tiny.cc URL shortner is another option. It can also track and allow you to view the data. In short, this can be a good URL shortner to try.

    I personally prefer bit.ly as it has some good features if you register for account. It's free and gives you lot of insights.


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