See What’s Behind a Bitly Link Without Clicking On It

You can attempt this with my Bitly link of. 2ZZnuP2 which will take you to the registration page for my Practical Ed Tech Newsletter (. If you try the same link but add “+” to the end of it so it reads like this. 2ZZnuP2+ you will go to the Bitly page where I shortened my original URL.

Ive created a number of brief video demonstrations of how this technique works. This is the Instagram video that I made about it. This is the YouTube video that I made about it.

Bitly is a hassle-free tool for developing brief URLs to share in location of long URLs. Some people use Bitly to try to mask URLs to attempt to get you to click on wicked links.
The trick is to just add a “+” to the end of any Bitly URL. When you include the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly instead of to whatever the original URL was. That will then reveal you the Bitly page on which the reduced URL is hosted and will show you what the original link was..

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