Twitter's url shortner

Twitter's url shortner

Old news. Twitter is now using “” to shorten url posted thru However, url will be displayed as the original following ellipsis.

For example, go to this page:, click on the tweet button. Then, twitter generates a link like this 〔〕, but when viewed in, it is displayed as 〔…〕. And when you copy the text, the shortened url is copied.

According to twitter, quote:

Twitter's link service ( is used on all links included in Direct Message notification emails …

If you just use to post a normal tweet, it's not shorterned. For example, if you post 〔〕 or〔〕 it'll come out as is.


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