How to shorten a link for a Facebook post?

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

How to shorten a link for a Facebook post?

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by domenico.weimann , 5 months ago

@aniyah 

To shorten a link for a Facebook post, you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to a link shortening service like Bitly, TinyURL, or Ow.ly. We will use Bitly as an example.
  2. Open Bitly's website (www.bitly.com) in your web browser.
  3. Copy the long URL you want to shorten. You can do this by highlighting the entire URL in the address bar of your browser and right-clicking to select "Copy" or using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C (or Command+C on a Mac).
  4. On Bitly's website, you will see a box in the middle of the page. Paste the long URL you copied into that box. To do this, right-click in the box and select "Paste" or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V (or Command+V on a Mac).
  5. Once you have pasted the URL, click on the "Shorten" button next to the box.
  6. Bitly will then generate a shortened version of your link. You will now see the shortened link, which is usually a combination of letters and numbers.
  7. Copy the shortened link from Bitly's website. You can do this by highlighting the shortened link and right-clicking to select "Copy" or using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+C (or Command+C on a Mac).
  8. Now go to Facebook and create a new post. In the text box where you write your content, paste the shortened link. Right-click in the box and select "Paste" or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V (or Command+V on a Mac).
  9. Once the post is published, the shortened link will direct users to the same destination as the long original link, but it will appear much shorter and neater in your Facebook post.