Shorten URLs

Want to transform a large, cumbersome URL into a tidy, short one? Whether you are sending someone a URL link in email or posting to Twitter, we can turn your large URL into a short, handy one. Simply enter the URL in the box above and click ‘Shorten’.

Shorten Tweets

We can help you shorten your Twitter message to under 140 characters by using:

  • Standard English grammar rules
  • Popular SMS/TXT abbreviations
  • URL shortening
  • U.S. state abbreviations
  • Magic 🙂

Upload Media Files

Need a place to host images or videos?Trunc.it! can host your images/videos and supply you with a short URL link to use on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Digg, Reddit, or anywhere you’d like.

Example

Large URLs can be hard to work with, trunc.it! will take a URL like this: 

http://www.twittergadget.com/example/this_is_a_really_long_URL/very_cumbersome_to_share_this_URL/Im_sure_this_URL_will_break_if_used_in_an_email/who_in_their_right_mind_would_have_a_URL_this_long_anyway/Oh_thats_right_its_just_an_example/lets_shorten_it.html

and turn it into this: 

http://trunc.it/7s

Toolbar Bookmarklet

Use trunc.it! right in your Browser’s Toolbar! 
Simply click on the trunc.it! bookmarklet and the page you’re visiting will have a trunc.it! link created for it. Easy. 

1. Create the bookmarklet

Bookmarklet link:  Trunc.it!

  • IE: Right Click the bookmarklet above and select “Add To Favorites”
  • Firefox, Chrome, Safari Click and drag the bookmarklet to your toolbar

2. Use the bookmarklet

If you are visiting a web page that you’d like create a trunc.it! link for, then:

  • IE: from your favorites, select “Trunc.it!
  • Firefox, Chrome, Safari Click the “Trunc.it!” icon in your toolbar

Embed us on your site

Want Trunc.it! on your website? Simply use the following code to make an input box: 

The above HTML code will generate the following input box: