Do I need to shorten item links to go on Twitter, If so how is it done, or is it done automatically?
Hi Rosie, I’m not sure if links are automatically shortened in a tweet - I’ve always used Bitly to shorten mine: https://bitly.com/shorten/
I use hoot suite and they have an option to shorten links.
@tangledtendrils because you can only have a limited number of characters in a tweet, it’s important to shorten URLs. However, if you don’t do it, Twitter will.
There are lots of URL shorteners around, like those mentioned above, but go with whatever you feel comfortable with.
Bear in mind that if you use a URL shortening service, you’ll have access to other benefits if you’re interested, including being able to track the links.
Thanks for your replies, they are really helpful, I will look at Hoote Suite and Bitly.