Just one day ago, we talked about CrappaLinks, a neat Xposed module that removes link masking from the most popular applications like Tapatalk and Facebook. Xposed modules require root, and not every device has a method for shell access. There are also warranty concerns, so some users prefer to keep their devices in a vanilla state.
An alternate method of removing link masking was presented by XDA Forum Member julianjm, who created an application called Short URL Resolver. As the name says the main purpose of this application is resolving short links like goo.gl or bit.ly without opening another window in the browser. It saves a lot of time.
The application makes a simple HTTP request to determine where the hyper link is redirected. The app should work with Tapatalk, Facebook, YouTube, and Google URLs. Another advantage is how the application should work on every device Froyo or greater. Essentially, you only need a working Internet connection to use this app.
If you want to get rid of masking and redirects, you should visit the application thread and give Short URL Resolver a try._________