Expand URL

Expand URL

Expand any URL to see where a shortened URL is going to take you. Perfect to check if the final link destination is safe.

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What is Expand URL?

Expand URL is a Firefox add-on by ExpandURL. This add-on has 18 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.00. The latest version, 1.1, was updated 18 days ago.

Stats date:
Users: 18 ▼ -1
Rating: 4.00 (1)
Version: 1.1 (Last updated: 2023-05-16)
Creation date: 2021-12-26
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • contextMenus
  • <all_urls>
Size: 16.23K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
Expand URL is an extension that will show you the final destination of a shortened link.
Very easy to use, just right click on a shortened link and select 'View Expanded URL', this will then open a new tab and show you where the expanded link will take you. Will also show you more information of the destination link, so that you can determine if that is the link that you would like to visit.
Another advantage to this extension, you can also check to see if a regular link will redirect you to a completely different link.
This extension works with the majority of shortened URLs.
We hope you enjoy using this extension.
Risk impact

Expand URL requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Expand URL is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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