What is a link shortener?
A link shortener is a free tool that allows you to shorten longer links, and make them easier to handle, and share online. For example, there are many links with really long urls, and copying and pasting them to friends, family or anywhere online could look bad. So a URL shortener can turn thse long urls and make them nice and small while the address is still the same!
Link Shortener History
Link shorteners have been available for a long time now. The idea behind it was making links more appealing and suitable as many people share links online on websites, blogs, and even youtube. One of the popular, and first URL shorteners are bitly, tinyurl and Goo.gl from google. The purpose always stayed the same, although each shortener company provided different features.