Bitly

Create custom shortened URLs with bit.ly.

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Bitly is a website that offers free URL shortening. This allows you to take a long, complicated web address and shorten it into one that is easier to remember or type in manually. Without an account, you can create a randomized short URL with one click on the homepage. If you create a free account, you can customize and manage your URLs. While there are premium accounts available, you can get up to 1,000 customized URLs per month with the free version.

Technical Requirements

  • Bitly can be accessed through any web browser.
  • No account is required to generate a random short URL.
  • A free account is required to customize a URL.
  • A free account is required to organize URLs or monitor usage statistics via the dashboard.

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