YouTube provides a built-in URL shortener, that shorten links with the branded YouTube domain - youtube. But as we already know, generic domains don't imrove brand recognition. To shorten YouTube links with the branded domain, you need to use a third-party service.
Fortunately, Short.io provides a browser extension that allows one to shorten links directly from a web page. The Chrome/Firefox/Edge extensions for Short.io make it easy to create branded links on YouTube with a few clicks and leverage URLs for sharing videos.
Additionally, Short.io browser extensions allow you to download a QR code for a shortened link, meaning you can share a source in the form of a URL or QR code.
How to Shorten Links on YouTube
When using the extension, it's easy to create short URLs on YouTube. Add the Short.io Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge extension, shorten a link on YouTube and share it with your audience.
Note: The example below is for Google Chrome. You can repeat the same scenario for Firefox and Edge.
1. Add the extension.
2. Open a video you want to share.
3. Click on the extension icon.
4. Log in to your Short.io account.
5. Shorten a page.
6. Customize a slug, copy the link, generate a QR code.
7. Share with your friends and colleagues.
Repeat the same shortening scenario for all other websites that you want to shorten. It takes you 3 seconds, but your audience will find a short URL much more convenient and clear.
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