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Auto-Expand Short URLs in Google Chrome

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You see short URLs everywhere on the web. People use short URLs to share content on Twitter, Facebook and various other social network websites. Bit.ly, Goo.gl and many other short URL services are popular among users. Twitter uses t.co to automatically short URLs shared on the Twitter. Advantage of short URLs is that these take less character space. But problem is that it offers no hint on where the URL will take you. Spammers generally use these popular URL shorten services to hide their spam links. So, it is hard for us to know where the short URL is pointing to a legitimate website or a malicious website.
This is the reason these short URLs also bring risk. So, people generally avoid clicking on links or copy links to open in incognito mode to avoid risks.
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Auto-Expand Short URLs in Google Chrome

There are various URL expander services are available which tell you the destination URL of a short URL. But there is a better way. Try URL Expander Google Chrome extension for Google Chrome. It automatically expands the short URLs on the page and replace the short URL with actual URL . So, you know where the URL is actually pointing. See the snapshot below.

Auto-Expand Short URLs in Google Chrome

It automatically detects short URLs and replace those short URLs with their actual URLs on the page. In case it doesn’t automatically expand the URLs on the page, hover the URL and it will expand the URLs. This extension also strips out all “utm_” tracking parameters from the URLs to make them as short as possible on the page.

In this way, you do not need any extra effort to know the actual URL of a short URL. Just install this browser extension and browse the web.

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Install Short URL Expander/Cleaner to Google Chrome

Try this nice Google Chrome extension and see how it works. In case of any issue, you can ask via comments.

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