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How To Safely Check Bitly Links

Last Updated: 8 months ago

With cyber crime on the rise, it’s more important than ever for people to be aware of potential threats and how to stay safe online. One way criminals have been able to avoid detection is by using shortened URLs from link-shortening services such as Bitly. These types of links can hide the true destination of the link, making them difficult to detect.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how you can safely check Bitly links so you can protect yourself from malicious content. We will cover important safety tips for checking out URL shortener services as well as a few tools that can help make your life easier when it comes to verifying online links.

What is Bitly?

Bitly is a URL shortening service that has been around since 2008. It takes long URLs and turns them into shorter ones that are easier to share, tweet, or email. Bitly also offers link tracking and analytics so you can see how many people clicked on your links.

How to check Bitly links

The Urlschecker is a great tool for checking the safety of your links. Here's how to use it:

  • 1. Enter the URL of the link you want to check into the Bitly link checker.
  • 2. Click the "Check" button.
  • 3. A report will be generated that includes information on whether or not the link is safe to click.
URL Redirect information

This URL Redirect checker tool can assist you with URL Redirection, which means it can track and display all URL redirections like this.

URL Redirections

What to do if a link is unsafe

If you're not sure if a Bitly link is safe, there are a few things you can do to check. First, try hovering over the link to see where it's taking you. If the destination looks suspicious, don't click it. You can also check the link's history to see if it's been used before and whether or not it's been flagged as unsafe. To do this, simply add a "+" to the end of the link and then click "Info." If you still don't feel comfortable clicking the link, you can always contact the person who shared it with you to ask about its safety.


Checking Bitly links can help you ensure that the link you are clicking on is safe and secure. With a few easy steps, anyone can safely check Bitly links to make sure they’re not leading to malicious websites or malware-infected downloads. By understanding the dangers of clicking on unverified Bitly links and taking precautions such as double-checking with online virus scanners, users will be better able to protect themselves from potentially dangerous sites.

Writer Image Kifle Tesfay

Full stack Web developer, Founder of Mefth and Userparser.

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