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Tiny URL

Tiny URL

TinyURL is the name of a free, online URL shorten service (also called a redirection service). Using the free, online Web service, you enter your long URL into the online form to obtain a much shorter URL that redirects to the source address. For example, the following short TinyURL redirects to the longer Webopedia URL as below:

  • http://tinyurl.com/839stjc
  • http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Internet/how-to-shorten-a-url-using-a-url-shortener-service.html

A Tiny URL Toolbar

TinyURL also offers a browser toolbar, compatible with most Web browsers with JavaScript. When visiting any webpage, you can click a button in the TinyURL toolbar to create a shortened URL as you browse.

Recommended Reading: Webopedia's Complete Guide to short URLs and our List of free URL Shorteners










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