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I am currently using the share functionality of Twitter, but for some reason it's not shortening my URL. Why? And how can I fix this?

For example, if you click the link below you will see that my URL is not being shortened:

https://twitter.com/share?url=http://example.com/really-long-url-that-does-not-get-shortened&text=Random text here for sure..

How do I get Twitter to shorten it automatically?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

It is doing it just fine - after you post it. You can tell by seeing that the left over character count does not reflect the length of the full URL.

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