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Google shutting down URL Shortner; See 5 best Alternatives to goo.gl

Google Confirm Transitioning Google URL Shortener to Firebase Dynamic Links

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Google Shortener, URL shortening service from Google, will be discontinued in March 2019. According to the company’s software engineer, Michael Hermanto, the end of the bracket to the goo.gl will start within a few weeks. Anonymous users or who have never created a link reduced will lose access to the resource already from the next day 13 April. Those who have used the service logged into their Google Accounts may continue to shorten and monitor the performance of the URLs until 30 March 2019.

 

Since then, the company’s attention will be directed to the Firebase Dynamic Links, smart URLS that facilitate the transition of users of a site for your app. Hermanto informs that, however, the addresses of web reduced by the platform will continue to redirect to the destination page and will not be migrated to the Firebase. Users who have an interest in making the migration will gain tools to perform the action.

For anyone feel helpless with the discontinuation of encurtador Google, the IFTW  brings a list with options of services of shortening of links.

1. Bit.ly

one of the most popular tools of reduction of links, the bit.ly allows, in addition to shorten the URL, such as customizing it. To have an address “bit.ly/oquequiser”, simply make a brief registration service and check if the term is available for customization. In addition, when you create the account, it is possible to monitor the amount of clicks the address, as well as on Google Shortener. However, for those who just want a lower address, just paste the original in bar, click on “shorten” and copy the result.

2. Is.Gd:

Simple to use, is.gd offers a series of resources without any need to register. After pasting the address bar in focus, the user can click on the discreet arrow with the option “Further options/custom URL”. Then comes the possibility of creating a link with the end with custom or standard format, letters or letters that form a word. Besides the short address is generated, a link to a QR Code and a page to monitor the amount of clicks received.

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3. Ow.ly:

the appeal of shortening of links, in fact, is one of the many options offered within the dashboard of Hootsuite, tool for managing social networks. Therefore, before using it for the first time, it is necessary to conduct a brief address with information about you and your company.

To access the reducer of URL, simply click on the box “Write message”, located in the upper part, paste the address of the page and click on “shorten”. The tool allows you to choose from the following link: ow.ly, owl.li, ht.ly and htl.li. As well as on Google Shortener, it is possible to track the number of clicks received by the publication.

4. Encurtador:

Encurtador presents a very similar functionality to that offered by the tool from Google. The user simply enter or paste the link to be reduced in the bar in highlight and click “Shorten URL”. Then, appears on the screen the option low, with a button to copy the address. The service also allows you to track the number of clicks received. The only downside is perhaps the fact that the smaller address not being so small, since the reduction is encurtador.com.br/xxxx.

5. Tiny:

Despite the interface a bit less attractive than other sites of the genre, the 2260 is easy to use and has the capability to transform the link in the QR Code. To use, simply paste the address, starting with http:// in the bar in highlight and activate the button “Tiny!”. Below, there is a reduced option, the possibility to share it through other services and generate a QR code from it.

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