Here’s a quick question for you: which one of these two hyperlinks is easy to remember:
As a matter of fact, both the above hyperlinks take us to the same destination!
If you want to share a long hyperlink URL with your friends and make it easy to remember without having to copy and paste, then the custom URL shorteners shown below will definitely help you.
Note: Google’s very own URL Shortener “goo.gl” is deprecated and will soon be discontinued from service (by March 2019) [source]
A classic example is sharing links to mapped locations like this one:
or any of the e-commerce product pages like this one:
which could be converted to this one:
What this tool does here is that it takes a long hyperlink and transforms it into a manageable hyperlink which almost never even exceed 20 characters and can be easily remembered for life!
You can even customize it to have your own memorable words suffixed to the shortened hyperlink, subject to its availability.
There are plenty of URL shorteners to choose from. I have constantly used almost all of these URL shorteners which not only helped me in sharing them with friends, but some of these services even let me see the statistics on how many times these links are clicked and viewed.
Here are those 5 Best URL shorteners that are tested and proved to be useful.
3. youtu.be (odd one out :))
If you would like to know more in detail about these services (and about that bonus mentioned above), you can watch it in this video here:
So, now you know how to shorten your long URLs and commit it to memory if you want to share it with your friends.
You can just even stick to any one of these to make your job easier, go ahead and comment below and let me know which one among these is your favorite URL shortener.