What is Tinyurl? How does it work?

TinyURL is a URL shortening web service, which provides short aliases for redirection of long URLs. Kevin Gilbertson, a web developer, launched the service in January 2002 so he would be able to post links in newsgroup postings that frequently had long, cumbersome addresses.

If you are a Shopify merchant, you can add the URL Shortener ‑ SnipIt app to your store to generate to convert your website’s long, boring URLs with short URLs.