Facebook or Chrome uses bit.ly ??

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by acr1965, Feb 12, 2014.

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I went to a link on Facebook and saw it was shortened automatically by either Facebook or my browser, Chrome. Does anyone know which is responsible? I wasn't aware either was affiliated with bit.ly.
     

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    As far as I'm aware, Facebook allows URL shorteners, including bit.ly.
     
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    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Yes, I have used url shorteners myself on facebook. I did not realize, though, that facebook automatically uses a url shortener on its own behalf. So I'm assuming there is some affiliation, commercial or otherwise, between facebook and bit.ly.
     
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    I thought Facebook used their own URL shortener, fb.me?
     
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    The tab contains the title of the page, so apparently the title of the page is a bit.ly url?
     
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    Facebook does not use any URL (Link shortening services) like bitly.
     
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