This extension expands URLs that have been shortened, so you can know where the URL will redirect you to.
You can use the context menu to expand a shortened URL by either clicking on a hyperlink in your browser, or selecting a URL as highlighted text, and expanding the selection. You can inflate links by using the right mouse button to interact with this extension. There are two ways the context menu option can be used, and they are detailed below. 1. Right click on any hyperlink and choose "Inflate this Link" to inflate the shortened URL. 2. Highlight any text that is a URL, and right click on that text. You can then choose "Inflate this Link" to inflate the shortened URL. This extension does NOT track any information about the links you click on! It utilizes the Link Inflater API (https://linkinflater.herokuapp.com) to inflate links. All of the source code is open source for both the extension and the API. The API does not track any information about the links that are submitted to it, and you can verify this by looking at the source code yourself. Extension Source Code: https://github.com/JacobHeater/ChromeExtensions/tree/master/LinkInflater API Source Code: https://github.com/JacobHeater/LinkInflater
- (2017-07-04) Oskar Lyrstrand: Finally an extension that works! Giving it a five star because of it even though I'd also prefer an immidiate revealiton of the link or maybe on mouse-hover. That would be an improvement for sure, thanks though! :)
- (2017-05-04) Serhii Shcherbatiuk: Nice extension! Seems to be working on different less known shorteners. Any chance to add more features? i.e. replace shortened link text/url to expanded instead of showing prompt box.
4.5 (2 votes)
Last update / version
2016-10-15 / 1.0.1