creates a shortened URL that redirects to "url".


creates a shortened URL that redirects to the URL for the specified cloud object.


  • URLShorten returns a full URL, given as a string.
  • By default, URLShorten generates a "wolfr.am" URL.
  • The shortened URL is active on the web as soon as URLShorten is evaluated.
  • Use of URLShorten requires connectivity to the Wolfram Cloud.
  • URLShorten[URL["url"]] is also supported.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Scope  (3)

URLShorten automatically threads over lists:

Shorten a URL that is built from components:

URL or CloudObject can be used:

Applications  (1)

Shorten a URL and create a QR code for the shortened URL:

Introduced in 2014
Updated in 2016