Reddit has an inbuilt feature to shorten links for sharing. You can access this in the toolbar without any external browser extensions. Your toolbar will automatically shorten every URL once you visit it. Here’s all you need to know about this feature:

  1. Click on the “Preferences” option on any page on Reddit
  2. Select “Display links with a Reddit toolbar” option
  1. Save your changes and go back to the main page

You will find the toolbar at the top of every page you visit. Any link you visit appears in the toolbar shortened automatically.

Shortening other URLs

The inbuilt URL shortener on Reddit works efficiently. But, it works only to redirect you on the comment page. However, you can use any URL shortening sites such as bit.ly, goo.gl and tiny URL etc, to shorten any other link you might wish to compress including that of posts itself.