Link Shortener FAQ

Thanks for installing my Link Shortener(Chrome|Firefox) extension! It is the quickest way to generate a short URL!  Here are a few of my frequently asked questions. Feel free to Tweet or message me any other questions.

What shortener services does Link Shortener support?

T.ly, TinyUrl, Bit.ly, is.gd, Cutt.ly, Brevis, and Lnnkin are supported. Please contact me if you would like another shortener added.

Can I set my own Bit.ly API key?

Yes, if you go to the options page within the extension, you can add your own API key for Bitly. Make sure you select Bit.ly as your default shortener.

Do you support Google’s link shortener service(goo.gl)?

Unfortunately, Google shut down its server on March 30th, 2019. Before that, Link Shortener did support goo.gl.

Is there a keyboard shortcut to shorten a link?

Yes, you can map any key combination you like to quickly shorten a url. Check out this article on how to map keyboard shortcuts to chrome extensions.

What happens if a shortener service fails?

Often due to multiple reasons, a shortener will fail to shorten a link. The extension is designed to try the next available shortener so you should always get a short link.

Can I right-click on a link to shorten it?

Yes, when you right-click on a url on the page, you should see an option to shorten and copy the link to your clipboard.

How to include https:// in front of a shortened link

Go to options and enabled the setting for Include https:// in short links

Do you have any other extensions?

Yes, I have several other extensions. Here is a list of my other extensions.

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