How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL

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Ive attempted the “+” trick with a lot of other URL reducing tools and TinyURL is the just one besides Bitly that Ive found it to work with..
Whats the technique?

The trick is to include a “+” to the end of any TinyURL address in order to land on a safe TinyURL page that reveals what the initial link was that got reduced. You can then decide if you want to click through to the destination or not.
If you wish to try this with a TinyURL, tinyurl.com/emkns9a8 will lead you to the page for the Practical Ed Tech Virtual Summer Camp, but including a “+” at the end of that TinyURL will take you to the page where you can see the initial link without clicking it.

Heres a video overview of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without actually clicking on the link.

Applications for EducationAs I wrote recently, building excellent digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities is something that everyone need to be helping our trainees do. Showing them little suggestions like this one to avoid clicking suspicious links is one of the manner ins which we can assist our students build their digital citizenship and cyber security abilities.

The technique is to include “+” to the end of the Bitly URL to see whats behind it without clicking on it. A couple of individuals emailed me to ask if the that worked with other URL shortening services. If you see it elsewhere, it has actually been utilized without authorization.

Recently I wrote
a post about how to see whats concealed behind a Bitly reduced URL without in fact clicking on the link. The technique is to include “+” to the end of the Bitly URL to see whats behind it without clicking it. If the that worked with other URL shortening services, a couple of individuals emailed me to ask. The response is it works with
TinyURLs..

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