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Shorten a URL

Ever come across a web address that is long & cumbersome? It can be tedious to copy it down correctly when sharing it with other people. An easy way to shorten a website address is by using a web tool called Tiny URL.

  1.  Browse to the website http://tinyurl.com/
  2.  Copy the long web address into the box.
  3.  Consider specifying your own alias to describe the link. You can pick something easy to remember.
  4.  Click “Make Tiny URL”.
  5.  Copy the new tiny URL & use it in your communications.
  6.  Note that you don’t need to use “http://”, so you can simply write it down as tinyurl.com/YOUR CONVERTED URL