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A common thing I see nowadays is shortened URLs, and while these can sometimes be convenient, they can also potentially lead to trouble. Here's just a short list of known providers, to use for an example:

- TinyURL
- t.co (Twitter)
- t.me (Telegram)
- youtu.be

By adding an Automatic Preview feature to the Chrome extension (as well as Firefox, Edge, etc), this could help give users of the extension some additional peace of mind by reducing the chances that a link will take them somewhere that they aren't expecting.

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In the past, I’ve found that not all shortening services provide preview services, but perhaps more do today. I suspect this is accoumplished by setting a cookie for each site telling it that you have opted-in for such. Not sure it could be done that way by an add-in/extension so it would have to be implemented through a separate, more complicated process to perhaps popup a dialog with the expanded URL that would need to be approved before redirection to anything.

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