Create Shortened URL with TinyURL Generator in Firefox

Most often you want to post the shortened URLs of various web pages in various social media sites like twitter, Facebook etc. If you are a Firefox web browser user, then you are in luck because you can create shortened URLs using the TinyURL Generator add-on. This add-on lets you create the shortened URLs of the current web page, or any link on a web page at the click of a button. Here is how :

  1. Visit in the Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the green colored Add to Firefox button to install the TinyURL Generator add-on.

    TinyURL Generator

  3. It will prompt you for confirmation. Click on Install Now to proceed. Restart your web browser to complete the installation.

    Install TinyURL Generator

  4. After Firefox has restarted, you will be ready to use the TinyURL Generator add-on. Just visit any website and right click anywhere on the web page to create shortened URL for that page. To create the shortened URL for a link, you have to right-click over a link. Then select Create TinyURL for this page or Create TinyURL for this link from the right click context menu as shown.

    Create a TinyURL short URL

  5. You would see the green-checkmark in the statusbar (or the extension bar) at the bottom-right of the Firefox window, the TinyURL shortened URL is created and copied to the clipboard. You can now paste it anywhere you want by pressing the hotkey Ctrl + V or by right-clicking and selecting Paste.

    TinyURL Generator in statusbar

The TinyURL Generator add-on for Mozilla Firefox is a very productive add-on for every social media addict to have. With this simple to use add-on you can create the shortened URL of any web page and share it on twitter, Facebook and other social media sites very easily at the click of a button.