How to Make a TinyURL - and what the heck are they?


If you are in Twitter, and you see links that start with, you may wonder what they are - and how you can get one. They look something lik this:

Operation NICE tweet

They are used for when you want to share a link with someone on a platform like Twitter, your Facebook profile, and other places that offer only little bit of space to type anything. TinyURL is a free tool that will shrink that URL for you! We give full directions on how to create a TinyURL here with pictures. Now this doesn't mean that you need to go create a TinyURL every time you share a link with someone (like in emails). Just when you have a limited amount of space aka characters!

Happy TinyURLing.

PS: There are different tools you can use to accomplish the same thing. Which do you use?