Bing enters URL shorten game with

Bing has entered the arena of URL shortening, turning long bits of URL into an easily manageable URL.  Some Microsoft employees have already begun using the new service for posts on their blogs and tweets.

However, the new URL is actually longer than most shortening services out there, not to mention it’s longer than its own URL,  It may only be longer by one character, but with the domain like “”, Microsoft could have easily used, which is also owned by Microsoft.

Google recently came out with (five characters), Facebook’s (four characters), (five characters) and now Bing’s very own (eight characters).

It appears this service is only open to Microsoft employees for blogs and tweets, as @ fareologist (Bing Travel) has been using the service for about a week now, while @bing still uses for their shortening service.

Right now, both and redirect to, so we may possibly see a service in the future.


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