Mar 03

This snippet of PHP code takes any shortened URL, like those from Bitly, Google or Twitter, and expands it into the full and final destination URL.

function expandShortUrl($url)
	$headers = get_headers($url, 1);

	$loc = $headers['Location'];
		// get the highest numeric index
		$key = max(array_keys( $loc));
		return $loc[$key];
		return $loc;

Hat Tip: Deluxe Blog Tips and Karl Groves – Easily Expand Short URL Using PHP


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