Short link for a single tweet


I read and it looks like only links in the tweet text itself are shortened. I’d very much like a short url pointing to the tweet itself.

I have an IRC chatbot that listens to streaming user_timeline, and I insert links into chat as they come in. Currently, I manually build the tweet url (Clojure):
(format “” user tweet-id)

but that can expand into a pretty large url, taking up much chat space. Is there a way to use to point to a single tweet instead? I tried reverse-engineering like:

but no luck.