Twitter t.co doesn’t really handle URL with Emoji 😣

Well, either Twitter t.co or Bit.ly or IFTTT.

I just came to know that some of my posted links didn’t get shortened and posted correctly on Twitter.

Twitter t.co redirect not working with emoji Jilaxzone.com
Twitter’s own URL shortening service t.co does not work well on links with emojis

As you can see on the image above, the links are posted as ift.tt links on Twitter since I’m using IFTTT FREE service to help me post automatically on Twitter on my behalf each and every time I publish a new post on my Jilaxzone.com website. Do check here for details how you can automate posted links or many things else on your own.

When I clicked the link posted on my Twitter account, it redirected me to Twitter’s own URL shortening service – the t.co – then redirected to bit.ly then further redirected to IFTTT ift.tt before finally arrive at my Jilaxzone.com website only to find that the page being referred to cannot be found.

Twitter t.co redirect to 404 page Jilaxzone.com
Twitter’s own URL shortening service redirect to correct website but not to the correct page if your URL contains emojis

Having Emoji 😣 on 🌐URL is the cause of page not found

After my observation, the issue happened only to my posted links with emoji(s) on them. For any links posted and published without any emoji on the URL, Twitter doesn’t have issue redirect them to my Jilaxzone.com website.

What you can do today to save your backlink URL ✅

Don’t put emoji as part of your URL links. Not until either Twitter or Bit.ly or IFTTT fix the situation.

If you really need to put emoji on the post title (like this post), do remove the Emojis on the URL/permalink auto-generated by the system, then your URL shall be safe and fine when posted on Twitter/Bit.ly/IFTTT.


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