How do I shorten a link for a LinkedIn post?

by declan_ritchie , in category: SEO Tools , 7 months ago

How do I shorten a link for a LinkedIn post?

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by hanna , 5 months ago


To shorten a link for a LinkedIn post, you can use link shortening services or the built-in URL shortener provided by LinkedIn. Here's how to do it:

  1. Copy the full link you want to share on LinkedIn.
  2. Visit a reliable link shortening service such as Bitly (, TinyURL (, or (
  3. Paste the full link into the provided field on the link shortening service website.
  4. Click the "Shorten" or "Create Short URL" button/marker provided by the service.
  5. After a few seconds, you will be provided with a shortened link. Copy it.
  6. Now, open LinkedIn and create a new post or go to the post where you want to insert the shortened link.
  7. Paste the shortened link into the post text area.
  8. LinkedIn will automatically detect the link and display its preview with the title, image, and description. You can add any additional text or comments to accompany the link.
  9. Review your post and click the "Post" button to publish it.

Alternatively, if you'd like to use LinkedIn's built-in URL shortener:

  1. Instead of copying the full link, paste it directly into the post text area on LinkedIn.
  2. LinkedIn will automatically shorten the link for you.
  3. You can add any further text or comments and then click the "Post" button to publish it.

Remember, link shortening services often provide additional features like analytics to track link clicks and performance.