On Twitter, Facebook, or messenger chat are shared thousands of link in every day. Often these link are shortened with some services like bit.ly, bbc.in, tiynurl.com etc. The question is how we can test these shortlinks we get, especially when comes from unknown sources? Knowing the correct address of a short link we can assure ourselves the destination is not a spam or malware infected address. What options we have? Check them below.
bit.ly offers the possibility to check short link created with their own application by using the operator + at the end of the shortlink. In this way we will get as result a statistic webpage offered by bit.ly with the real address and other information about user who create the short link and numbers of clics on it.
tinyurl.com provide another way to test their own shortlinks, using the expression preview in front of the shortlink. The new link will goes on a page which shows the correct web address and nothing more.
goo.gl gives two ways to check a short link. First, put the symbol + at the end of the shortlink. Second way is to use the expression .info at the end of the shortlink.
Despite modern browsers have built-in protections like sandbox, we need to be very carefully when we get many links from people we don’t know. This way to test shortlinks from unknown sources is a wise choice.
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