How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
Ive attempted the “+” technique with a bunch of other URL reducing tools and TinyURL is the only one besides Bitly that Ive discovered it to deal with..
Whats the trick?
Heres a video introduction of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without in fact clicking on the link.
The technique is to add a “+” to the end of any TinyURL address in order to arrive at a safe TinyURL page that exposes what the original link was that got reduced. You can then decide if you wish to click through to the destination or not.
If you want to attempt this with a TinyURL, tinyurl.com/emkns9a8 will lead you to the page for the Practical Ed Tech Virtual Summer Camp, however adding a “+” at the end of that TinyURL will take you to the page where you can see the initial link without clicking on it.
The trick is to add “+” 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 reducing services. If you see it somewhere else, it has been utilized without permission.
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