What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?

Bitly is a convenient URL shortener that Ive used for many years. There is an easy method to quickly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without in fact clicking on the link. When you add the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly rather of to whatever the initial URL was.

Bitly is a helpful URL shortener that Ive used for numerous years. As a registered user I can create customized, reduced URLs that individuals can in fact spell. I utilize these whenever I need to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides presentation due to the fact that the default URLs supplied by those services are always long and incoherent..

There is an easy way to rapidly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without actually clicking on the link. The technique is to simply add a “+” to the end of any Bitly URL. When you add the “+” the URL will reroute to Bitly rather of to whatever the original URL was.
You can attempt this trick with a URL that I recently shortened. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you straight to a copy of the slides that I utilized my current Intro to Teaching History With Technology webinar. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL+ will lead you to the Bitly page where you can see my original discussion URL and see when I created the reduced URL..
View this short video to see how you can use the “+” technique to discover whats concealed behind a Bitly link..

Applications for Education.
Building excellent digital citizenship and cyber safety skills is something that everybody must be assisting our trainees do. Revealing them little suggestions like this one to prevent clicking on suspicious links is one of the manner ins which we can assist our students construct their digital citizenship and cyber security skills.

This post initially appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. It has actually been utilized without consent if you see it somewhere else. Sites that frequently steal my (Richard Byrnes) work consist of CloudComputin, TodayHeadline, and 711Web.

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