How do I shorten a url for Twitter?

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

How do I shorten a url for Twitter?

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by delpha , 5 months ago

@maci 

To shorten a URL for Twitter, you can use any of the following methods:

  1. Bitly: Visit Bitly.com and paste the long URL into the provided text box. Click on the "Shorten" button, and Bitly will generate a shortened URL that you can copy and paste into your Twitter post.
  2. TinyURL: Go to TinyURL.com and paste your long URL into the text box. Click on the "Make TinyURL!" button, and TinyURL will create a shortened URL that you can use on Twitter.
  3. Twitter's URL Shortener: Twitter has its own built-in URL shortener. When composing a tweet, simply paste the long URL into the tweet composer, and Twitter will automatically shorten it. Note that this method may still use a significant portion of the character limit.
  4. Hootsuite or Buffer: If you use social media management tools like Hootsuite or Buffer, they often include automatic URL shortening options. Simply connect your Twitter account, compose your tweet, and the tool will automatically shorten the URL for you.


Remember, shortening URLs may make them appear more neat and concise for Twitter, but it's important to verify the destination of the shortened URL before sharing to ensure it directs users to the intended website.