Last week, Google launched its own URL shortening service, Facebook began testing its own and bit.ly began offering private label URL shortening services to large publishers.
Now, Google-owned YouTube is getting in the URL shortening game. When you see links to YouTu.be - you'll know they're YouTube videos - and only YouTube videos.
You can access YouTube's new URL shortening service via AutoShare or you can do it manually. Here's how:
- Take your URL, for example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4dgb8lxkRs
- and replace the "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v"
- with "http://youtu.be/"
- You'll have http://youtu.be/r4dgb8lxkRs
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