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longurl . is one of the websites which expands the shortened URL to its original length. and other like services solved a problem brought on by the advent of micro-blogging—limited message length. They do this by taking (sometimes incredibly long) URLs and creating a small compact one that redirects to the original.
This URL shortening solved one of the many problems but created some new problem. In this shortened URL one can embed any targeted site or malware. For eg. I could send you this link and tell you that its the link of my Marriage Pictures but when someone opens it , it may redirect you to some Youtube video.There's no way to tell (for sure) where a shortened link goes by just looking at it. This is bad for users.

To help with the situation many URL shortening services provide some sort of "preview" feature that lets you see where a link will take you before actually going there. But, yet again, this creates another problem. With so many URL shortening services, each with their own way of previewing URLs, it would be troublesome for developers to try and support a preview feature for all the services. This is where LongURL comes in: it provides a standard API for multiple URL shortening services.
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