How to See What’s Hidden Behind a TinyURL
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 original link was that got shortened. If you want to click through to the destination or not, you can then decide.
If you desire to attempt this with a TinyURL, tinyurl.com/emkns9a8 will lead you to the page for the Practical Ed Tech Virtual Summer Camp, but adding a “+” at the end of that TinyURL will take you to the page where you can see the original link without clicking on it.
Applications for EducationAs I composed recently, constructing excellent digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities is something that everybody must be assisting our students do. Revealing them little suggestions like this one to avoid clicking suspicious links is one of the manner ins which we can help our students construct their digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities.
Recently I wrote
an article about how to see whats hidden behind a Bitly reduced URL without really clicking on the link. The trick is to add “+” to the end of the Bitly URL to see whats behind it without clicking it. A few people emailed me to ask if the that dealt with other URL reducing services. The answer is it works with
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Heres a video overview of how to see whats behind a TinyURL without actually clicking on the link.
Ive tried 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 “+” 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 in other places, it has actually been utilized without permission.