What Is Bitly?


Quick Answer

Bitly is an Internet URL shortening service founded in 2008 that allows users to shorten long web addresses into a format small enough to use easily on tweets, blogs and in SMS messages. Bitly also allows users to save a list of their shortened URLs for later use.

Continue Reading
Related Videos

Full Answer

Bitly first became popular on Twitter, where users are limited to 140 characters per single post. Bitly also offers a branding service to other companies, allowing those companies to create and use a custom micro-URL when users shorten a link from their original web address. Other services provided by Bitly include website search features, bookmark tools and public user profiles.

Learn more about Internet & Networking

Related Questions