Copies a minimal link from the address bar into the clipboard.
Linksnip is a Chrome extension that will copy a shortened address for the current page. Ideally, this will support most popular services that have a shortened form (like youtube.com links to youtu.be). This extension does not operate with URL shortening services. It only computes the new URL from the existing one. A list of the supported services can be found at https://github.com/dlowe-net/linksnip/.
In addition to copying shortened links, Linksnip will also remove various tracking parameters from the URL. The result is a much shorter, cleaner link to be shared.
To use, click on the extension button. A shortened URL will be copied into the clipboard. If the extension doesn't know how to shorten a URL, the whole address will be copied.
This extension requires access to :
- your tabs (to get the page address)
- write access to your clipboard (to put the page address in there)