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Exploring Chrome Extensions Volume 5: Unshorten.link

Welcome back to another monthly installment of Exploring Chrome Extensions.

Shortened links are pretty popular and often used these days. They are great at reducing characters in incredibly long URLs making it easier for users to view and it looks less like spam. The problem with these shortened links is that they could potentially be sending you somewhere you don’t want to go.

This is where Unshorten.link comes into play. Unshorten.link is a Google Chrome extension that works whenever the user clicks a shortened link. The extension will take you to a buffer page where it will show the user the full URL that has been shortened and will let you know if the site is safe or not.  Keep in mind it is hard to say whether or not the extension saying if the site is safe is truly accurate though.

Check out the extension here


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