Twitter now automatically shortens URLs

Twitter now includes a new function. The site itself shorten URL links posted by its users to limit to 19 characters. After the photo-sharing, the microblogging site continues to regain control of its ecosystem by integrating more and more functions previously managed by external companies (previously the photo-sharing service). Twitter will also allow users to preview the original link to see which site they are about to be redirected.

Twitter seeks to fight against the anonymity of some URLs that redirect some sites unrelated to the message left in the Tweet. The microblogging site will also compare the URL converted to a list of web sites “potentially dangerous” to warn the user. Importantly, this new feature does not offer statistics, which should certainly encourage active users continue to use shorteners external link initially.

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