When people see a shortened URL online, they cannot figure out where it leads before actually clicking on it.
This can lead to unexpected situations; at times it can even compromise data as links can lead to malicious websites.
Here to help prevent all that is a web-based service called Unshorten It.
- visit the Unshorten.it website;
- paste in the shortened URL.
Users are then provided with the direct URL of the destination website, its description, its WOT ratings and a preview of the destination website through an image thumbnail.