What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?

Bitly is an useful URL shortener that Ive utilized for several years. As a signed up user I can produce customized, shortened URLs that individuals can in fact spell. I utilize these whenever I require to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides presentation due to the fact that the default URLs offered by those services are constantly long and incoherent..

There is a simple method to rapidly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without actually clicking on the link. The trick is to just include a “+” to the end of any Bitly URL. When you add the “+” the URL will reroute to Bitly rather of to whatever the initial URL was.
You can try this technique with a URL that I just recently reduced. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you directly to a copy of the slides that I utilized my recent Intro to Teaching History With Technology webinar. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL+ will lead you to the Bitly page where you can see my initial presentation URL and see when I developed the reduced URL..
See this short video to see how you can use the “+” trick to learn whats concealed behind a Bitly link..

This post originally appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. If you see it elsewhere, it has been utilized without approval. Websites that frequently steal my (Richard Byrnes) work consist of CloudComputin, TodayHeadline, and 711Web.

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

Bitly is a convenient URL shortener that Ive utilized for numerous years. There is a simple way to rapidly identify whats behind a Bitly URL without really clicking on the link. When you add the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly instead of to whatever the initial URL was.

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