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Please tell me how to shorten a link to one or two words

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MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Sun 24-Sep-17 08:09:43

Whenever I post a link it's usually:

Http:/aaarbthtqtnwtnwynqtnatnwynwtnwtnwtnqtnatnqtnatn for lines and lines

Please can anyone tell me how to shorten it so I can put 'here' or 'this one' for example.

TIA smile

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 24-Sep-17 08:10:39

It says underneath where you type your post. Next to the emojis smile

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 24-Sep-17 08:11:21

The Links bit

abbsisspartacus Sun 24-Sep-17 08:11:38

Tiny url?

BikeRunSki Sun 24-Sep-17 08:16:42

Cope your link from the website, or at least know it
Return to MN comments box
Type 2 square brackets next to each other, [[
Paste/write the link next to the brackets (no spaces), [[
Write the words you want to appear instead of your link, [[ My Link
Close with 2 square brackets facing the other way.

Try it in Preview first.

MazDazzle Sun 24-Sep-17 08:17:14

Here's what do do...

1. copy and paste the web addressthen add a space3. type the word you want to use, THIS for example4.

MazDazzle Sun 24-Sep-17 08:18:01


I even spread it across different lines and didn't even use a web address!

thenewaveragebear1983 Sun 24-Sep-17 08:18:23

Always wanted to know this!

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Sun 24-Sep-17 08:18:42

Thanks a million Bendydick!

grin abbsisspartacus

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sun 24-Sep-17 08:19:59

It literally tells you how right here on the page where you put words in the box to post a message. If you can post a comment, you can make a link confused

Aph413 Sun 24-Sep-17 08:25:50

It doesn't tell you if you exclusively use the mobile site

Gingernaut Sun 24-Sep-17 08:38:17

Copy the link

Then go back to the thread you want to post on

Type two of these [ with no spaces between them [[

Then paste your link

Type one space after your link

Type the word, words or short sentence you wanted to reduce the link to

Then with no space after what you've just typed, type two of these ] with no spaces

So [, then [, then link, then a space, then the words you want to be visible, then ] and then lastly, another ].

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Sun 24-Sep-17 09:20:33

hmmTheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross only ever use the mobile site.

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Sun 24-Sep-17 10:53:44

Thanks everyone smile

Trills Sun 24-Sep-17 10:55:17

Like this

CanIBuffalo Sun 24-Sep-17 10:55:48


Trills Sun 24-Sep-17 10:56:35

Does this link work?


CanIBuffalo Sun 24-Sep-17 10:56:37

Oo. Works. Thanks helpful posters. I only use the mobile site too.

DancingLedge Sun 24-Sep-17 10:56:49

Thank you

CanIBuffalo Sun 24-Sep-17 10:56:55


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