bit.ly preview extension

Having covered Bit.ly preview extension for Firefox which shows preview of URLs before we are going to click in Twitter. Always safe to know what the original URL is in twitter. Now Bit.ly preview extension also available for Chrome as well which is good news for twitter users using Google Chrome.

Since by default Twitter automatically shrinks tweet to 140 characters, then long URLs will be automatically shortened with bit.ly, since bit.ly being the default URL shortener for twitter. Forget about goo.gl URL shortener as most users use bit.ly to track statistics of clicked links and other metrics . Presently bit.ly offers enhanced spam and malware protection to its users.

Preview of bit.ly URL in Chrome

Visit bit.ly extension for Chrome page and install it, restart your Chrome browser. Though bit.ly claims clicking bit.ly icon in toolbar loads Bit.ly Sidebar, which is not working for beta version of Chrome at the time of writing this article. At least twitter users using web interface of twitter were able to preview long URLs  shortened with bit.ly with this extension much like bit.ly extension does for Firefox.Safe  and secured tweeting..

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