Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » Quick Reference »

List of Free Shorten URL Sites

A URL shortener is a way to make a long Web address shorter. Try this list of free services.

A URL shortener is a way to make a long Web address (URL) shorter. URL shorten services are online tools and services that allow you to provide a long URL to a specific webpage and obtain a much shorter URL from the service provider. A URL shortener works because of a Web server function called a redirect or URL redirection. Basically the new URL (the shortened URL) will redirect users to the old URL (your long URL).

Short URL

List of 20 Free URL Shortener Services

If you need to shorten a long URL try this list of free online redirection services. For most sites, you simply enter your Web URL and click the shorten/submit button and the new URL will be provided. You can copy and paste the new, shorter URL to your clipboard to use in social, email and other places.

 







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
LATEST ARTICLES
8 Agenda Apps to Help Students Stay Organized

Webopedia's student apps roundup will help you to better organize your class schedule and stay on top of assignments and homework. Read More »

List of Free Shorten URL Services

A URL shortener is a way to make a long Web address shorter. Try this list of free services. Read More »

Top 10 Tech Terms of 2015

The most popular Webopedia definitions of 2015. Read More »

STUDY GUIDES
The 7 Layers of the OSI Model

The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »

Computer Architecture Study Guide

Webopedia's computer architecture study guide is an introduction to system design basics. It describes parts of a computer system and their... Read More »

What Are Network Topologies?

Network Topology refers to layout of a network. How different nodes in a network are connected to each other and how they communicate is... Read More »