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