We often have to copy and paste a long URL, especially from database searches, into the Qwidget chat interface. But these long links can be overwhelming and frustrating for patrons. In some cases the URLs are even too long to paste into the chat box. Rather than disrupt your chat session with messy links… make your link tiny with a URL shortener instead!
Some popular URL shorteners include Goo.gl, Bit.ly, Ow.ly, Tinyurl.com, and Bigly.us. Keep your favourite open in your browser to quickly use OR many can be installed directly into your browser as an Addon/Extension, Toolbar or Bookmarklet.
Questions or comments? Contact the AskAway Administrative Centre.