Twitter is to introduce a new feature designed to wrap and shorten all links
posted by users, in an effort to improve security and gain more information on
links being shared.
The t.co service will mean that every link posted on the site, either
directly or through APIs and mobile devices, will be shortened and scanned
before being posted.
Sean Garrett, vice president of communications at Twitter, explained in a
blog post that the service will be rolled out during the summer and will provide
more insight into posted links.