Did you know that you don't need to use link shorteners (bit.ly, etc.) on Mastodon? All links, no matter how long, only count for 23 characters against your 500 limit!

(And since link shorteners are bad for user experience and break the web, there's almost no good reason to use 'em! 😄)

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@jond a maximum of 23 for urls is nice. But why extending to 23 if it is shorter?

It puzzled me when I used short urls:
My counter went down as I formated my text to become a url, even I did NOT add characters.

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