Prevent short link services from tracking you

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What is Unshort.link?

Unshort.link is a Firefox add-on by Simon Frey. This add-on has 86 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.67. The latest version, 1.6, was updated 3 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 86 ▼ -1
Rating: 4.67 (15)
Version: 1.6 (Last updated: 2020-07-26)
Creation date: 2019-10-28
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • <all_urls>
  • storage
Size: 29.16K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
This addon protects your privacy by preventing short link services from tracking you.

- Access short links for you to prevent the short link providers to track you
- Check links against a blacklist to prevent access to a harmful website hidden behind a short link
- Remove known tracking parameters from the urls behind the short links (e.g. the facebook tracking parameter utm_source)
- Remove as many url parameters as possible by keeping the same website result. This helps to remove tracking parameters that are so far unknown

If you experience a short link service that is not yet supported by this plugin, please enter the short link manually on unshort.link and after the redirect restart your browser. The new short link service will now be automatically added to the plugin.

Please be aware that for being able to provide you that functionality the short links have to be send to our server (unshort.link). Only urls with the domains listed on unshort.link/providers  are send to us all the other ones you access stay on your machine only and are never transmitted.


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Risk impact

Unshort.link requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Unshort.link if you trust the publisher.

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

Unshort.link has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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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User reviews
Doesnt work anymore the website got disabled
by Rooki, 2022-08-04

by BHMThree, 2021-11-04

Great add-on, I like it, but I miss whitelist/allowlist feature because it is annoying how this add-on blocks gmail and other false positives everytime! For instance, it thinks https://mail.google.com/ is a short link. Please fix that.
by Andre, 2021-04-29
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