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I live in China and use WeChat to read 公众号 posts (kind of like a WeChat blog for companies, organizations, etc.). Their raw URLs are often of formidable length, such as

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzI0NTYyMjg2NA==&mid=2247505130&idx=1&sn=2c7bf3923cb238c6df9ea8e88f3aa317&chksm=e94925d5de3eacc3f2bb6d762b8906d018eb362c9b76af7256d184045209aa2206b386370a68&mpshare=1&scene=1&srcid=0901x8X79E3WM9LxuhCCeY2y&sharer_sharetime=1662027321678&sharer_shareid=2a4f91494d8222139a5816a448f64faf&exportkey=AznpMuZiCnBXPIIgqxyR%2BVw%3D&acctmode=0&pass_ticket=O86F07s3jWcFGWht2xIbvGojygZ8V74Ad9WnMvlulfgR8s2NsUR3nVodf27PrhEj&wx_header=0#rd

for this link. However, I've seen posts linked to using shorter URLs, such as:

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/VCGTJbG2Z_Hyq8WaD19Qag

for this link.

There's no obvious "share" button on these pages. Googling How do I get a short URL for WeChat posts? doesn't give the answer for 公众号 posts.

Question: How do I get a short URL for WeChat 公众号 posts?

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I figured out how I can do it on my iPhone. Open the page in WeChat:

screenshot of opening the page in WeChat

and click the ellipsis. This pops up a menu, where you click the link icon (in blue I redact my WeChat friends' info):

screenshot of the link icon in WeChat

This "copies" the short URL, and you can "paste" it elsewhere:

screenshot of the link copied prompt

For this example, the short URL is https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/jba5bixw2Me09YHjqqEZUw which links to here.

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