You might have observed sometimes there are shortened links on many websites which leads their readers to unknown place. It sometimes leads to unsecured webpage or to phishing websites. So whenever you see shortened link, don’t afraid of it. You can uncover that shortened URL to full URL by uncovering shortened links using Longurl.org. Ehowportal has discovered new free webapp that would let you to get full URL of any shortened links you want.
You might have seen tinyurl.com/XXXXXXXX or tinyurl.com/clickhere or goo.gl/XYZ etc. When you click on such URLs, you don’t know where you would be redirected. There might be a phishing page or sometimes your account might get. Hackers are using such tiny URLs or URL shortening services to hide original phishing URLs.
Well I thinkg URL shortening services should be used wisely and you can use them to share news, updates on social sharing sites. I also make use of URL shortening service, but in a good way, sometimes when I use my mobile to surf sites, there are long URLs that really awakwards to share.
Sometimes twitter allows to publish only 140 characters per tweet, so URL shortening services would be useful at that time.Well, You can use LongURL to Expand URL easily. Here is how you can use LongURL to convert any Short URL to Long URL that is actual URL.
Log on to longurl.org & from there you would see box to enter shortened link you want to Expand Link. Copy the short links from the source you want to expand and enter it here. Clicking on expand button would show you the original link(uncovered link) on that webpage. Later you can decide whether to visit that site or not.
You would be able to see Title of that page, number of redirects, expanded URLs along with meta description of the webpage you would going to visit. Read the URL and description carefully before visiting them from there.
- Free, Easy to use and no need to register for Tinyurl Expander.
- Uncover hidden or malware containing links easily.
- Prevent phishing attacks and browse safely.
- Firefox plugin available.
- Related : Unshortn.com
You can check this awesome free service @ longurl.org
Update : Unfortunately this longurl.org service is no longer available, however you can try out alternative web app that is untiny.me that work on similar algorithm and help you to unmask shortened URLs quickly.