Often we need to copy a link for a particular web page to send to another. Getting the link is pretty easy. We just copy the information in the address bar to the clipboard. Ctrl+L highlights the address, then Ctrl+C copies it to the clipboard. Then we can paste it into an email, send a text, send a Facebook message, etc.
Let’s say this is the Zoom email invitation link you sent out:
Join Zoom Meeting: us02web[dot]]zoom[dot]us/j/85963897091?pwd=cmM2dS9DSTNuUENINGh0TlNBUmszZzqq
It is fine except the URL (the link) is very long. If the recipient is working from a printout of the email, it would be a lengthy process to type it in.
When I have a long URL like that, I use TinyURL to shorten it.
In the box, Enter a Long URL, paste the long URL.
Then click Make Tiny URL!
To use the new URL, click Copy to clipboard to place it on the clipboard. Then you can paste it anywhere you like.
Let’s replace the original URL in the invitation:
Join Zoom Meeting
When anyone clicks on the shorter URL, they will be redirected to the original, longer one.
If you like using TinyURL, there is an even quicker way to create a shorter URL.
In the left panel of the TinyURL screen, click Make Toolbar Button.
[Ed note: The above shortcut works in Edge and Chrome.]
Now when you are on the site you want to create a short link to, click the link on the bookmark bar and the URL will be copied into TinyURL and a short link will be created all with that one click. I use this feature daily.
Hope this helps…