Twitter intros URL shortener

At last a service that we can finally make use of on Twitter. Instead of having to launch your own URL shortening application, Twitter user will be able to use the latest addition to the Twitter site, automatic URL shortening, which is something that user have been asking for and now Twitter has delivered!

Twitter claim that they are working a number features designed to make using the site easier and more fun, back to the good old days then, bring it on! Head over to Twitter to see what all of the fuss is about.

According to a post place on the Twitter Blog;

How does it work? Just paste a link of any length into the Tweet box on After you’ve composed your Tweet and you hit the “Tweet” button, we’ll shorten the link so that it only takes up 19 characters.

What’s in it for me? Sharing links on is now simple and instant. Plus, since we show a shortened version of the original link, people will know which site the link points to. This service also increases security. If users click links that are reported as malicious, we direct them to a page that warns them.

Source [Ubergizmo]