Security for shortened links, simplified.

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What is Unshorten.link?

"Unshorten.link" is a browser extension specifically designed to provide web safety measures for users dealing with shortened links. It automatically expands and scrutinizes any clicked shortened link for harmful components while eradicating known tracking cookies. The extension maintains an up-to-date repository of over 300 popular link shortening services, assuring comprehensive security. With it, clicking a shortened link (intentional or accidental) leads to a link expansion page that shows where the link intends to direct and uncovers the safety status of the destination URL.

Stats date:
Rating: 3.62 (92)
Version: 3.0.2 (Last updated: 2018-09-11)
Creation date: 2018-09-11
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • storage
  • *://unshorten.link/*
  • *://tinyurl.com/*
  • *://sh.st/*
  • *://0rz.tw/*
  • *://1link.in/*
  • *://1url.com/*
  • *://2.gp/*
  • See more
Size: 698.37K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

Shortened links can be hiding anywhere. With the Unshorten.link extension, any shortened link (such as bit.ly or t.co) you click on will be automatically expanded and analyzed for malware giving you a clear view of where the link is taking you. Unshorten will also automatically remove known tracking cookies from the URL.

Unshorten keeps a list of over 300 popular link shortening services and is updated regularly.

Once the Chrome extension is installed you will be automatically redirected to our link expansion page any time you click on a shortened link, accidentally or intentionally. This will clearly display where the shortened link is attempting to send you and give you a clear view into the security of the destination URL.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Works on multiple browsers
  • Easy to use
  • Sometimes works as intended, unshortening links
  • Frequent crashes
  • Not updated frequently
  • Fails to unshorten many popular shortened URLs
  • May be related to suspicious server activity
Most mentioned
  • Not unshortening links
  • Crashes often
  • May not work on some popular link shorteners like bit.do or bitly on facebook
  • Extension possibly abandoned
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Risk impact

Unshorten.link is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this extension unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Unshorten.link has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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