On any webpage, this add-on adds a new item in the right click menu
called “Copy Short URL”. When you click it, the add-on looks for a canonical short URL exposed by the website itself or creates its own.
A number of major websites expose their own short URLs for any entry on their webpages, among these: youtube (“youtu.be/…”)
, flickr (“flic.kr/…”)
, Arstechnica, Techcrunch, and many more.
If, however, the site does not name its own short URL, the add-on automatically falls back to making a short URL using is.gd
(or a user-defined shortening service).
Either way, after a fraction of a second, you end up with a short URL in your clipboard
, ready to be used in tweets, emails, forum posts, or wherever else you please.