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    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. Luckily for you, there’s a free URL shortener around every corner. 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).

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    List of 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.

    This article was last updated on May 18, 2016