I am using bit.ly linked with my Twitter Account to write tweet directly from their web site. Today I had the need to write an announce that mentions a site name, TF2Maps.net.

The problem is that bit.ly wants to convert it using its encoding but in this case I would prefer leave the name.

How can I avoid URL encoding in this case?

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You need to click on Share Settings (Right under your tweet) then uncheck

Auto-shorten my long links (uncheck to manually shorten links).

Now you can post without having your link shortened.


Why making things complicated? Since you are doing it from bit.ly I guess they don't want that to happen. So for these special tweets, just use the Twitter directly. It's only 140 characters anyway.

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