How does this extension serve you?
Check the original URL in the autocomplete area of the address bar
Put a @ followed by a short link in the address bar of your Chrome browser. Select the "Reveal the real URL behind this" in the autocomplete area.
Changing your default search engine to Yahoo
In order to provide the functionality to checking the shortened URL from your address bar, we require to change your default search engine to our search domain, powered by Yahoo. Our search domain serves as a placeholder in order to access your autocomplete area. We do not require an additional permission to detect your previous default search engine and Yahoo is our default choice. You can always change it to other search engines that we support, such as Google or Bing.
Do you have a question for us?
Although shortened URLs are super convenient in our daily internet browsing, malicious players on this wild web might use shortened URL to disguise their true evil destination. It's always a good practice to check the original link behind the shortened URL before simply clicking on it.
Of course, you can download it for free from Chrome Web Store to your Google Chrome browser.
First, you can open the mini dashboard to copy the shortened URL into the conversion box. Secondly, you can enter @ followed by a short URL directly into your browser's address bar and select the quick link in the autocomplete area to convert the short URL.
In order to provide the functionality of this extension, we need to place a "placeholder" search domain to replace your current default search engine. We do not collect the information about which search engine you are using as your current default, but we do need to point this search domain somewhere. And our choice is Yahoo. Feel free to change it to Google or Bing if that's your favorite.