Why links are not automatically shortened when I'm writing a message?

Oktopost automatically shortens any URL that you include in your message by turning it to an "okt.to" link when it sends it to the social network.

The reasons that we don't shorten links in-advance is that it's faster, it eliminates room for human-errors, and it's easier to read when reviewing the posts later on.

Note that the character counter already considers the URL length when displaying the number of characters left for your message.

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