What’s Hidden Behind a Bitly Link?

Bitly is a convenient URL shortener that Ive used for several years. As a registered user I can create customized, reduced URLs that people can really spell. I utilize these whenever I require to share a link to a Canva or Google Slides discussion because the default URLs supplied by those services are always long and incoherent..

Bitly is a handy URL shortener that Ive used for lots of years. There is an easy method to quickly identify whats behind a Bitly URL without really clicking on the link. When you add the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly rather of to whatever the original URL was.

There is an easy way to rapidly determine whats behind a Bitly URL without in fact clicking on the link. The technique is to just include a “+” to the end of any Bitly URL. When you include the “+” the URL will redirect to Bitly instead of to whatever the initial URL was.
You can attempt this trick with a URL that I recently reduced. Bit.ly/ THWTAPRIL will lead you straight to a copy of the slides that I used 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 produced the reduced URL..
View this brief video to see how you can utilize the “+” trick to learn whats hidden behind a Bitly link..

This post initially appeared on FreeTech4Teachers.com. It has actually been used without consent if you see it in other places. Sites that routinely steal my (Richard Byrnes) work include CloudComputin, TodayHeadline, and 711Web.

Applications for Education.
Building great digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities is something that everybody must be helping our trainees do. Revealing them little tips like this one to avoid clicking suspicious links is among the manner ins which we can assist our trainees construct their digital citizenship and cyber safety abilities.

You may also like...