Twitter Without Short Links
Paul Leclercq Feb 13
As dev.to, I created my own Chrome extension (sorry Firefox), I was tired of not seeing the complete URL of a tweet. I felt the right to know where I'm going to land. Also, a lot of information can be found in a URL (URLs can be UI), and my click can depend on them. Example :
I've been using my extension, called fasterLinks (worst name ever?), for 3 years now, and even now I have trouble to use Twitter without it. So I wanted to share it with my favorite online community.! It replaces every short URLs (bitly, etc.) and display long, for twitter, URLs at their full length.
Marketers love to add several UTMs to track tweets performance, as they are visual pollution, the extension removes them as well.
fasterLinks is free, open source, it does not contains any trackers, except the one used to count active users (28!!) on the Chrome store.