Google closes goo.gl, the URL shortening service. The company states that new and anonymous users will not be able to create links via the goo.gl service from April 13th.
Google closes goo.gl, the SURL abbreviation service, the company announced it. The company states that new and anonymous users will not be able to create links via the goo.gl service from April 13th, but existing users will be able to use it for another year, after which the service will be stopped completely.
Google closes goo.gl, the URL shortening service
Michael Hermanto, a Firebase IT engineer, told The Verge that the company introduced the URL shortening service in 2009 and that since then the ways people share information on the Web have changed, while additional URL shorteners have grown in popularity. He also pointed out that Google is trying to focus on some services by replacing the one dedicated to the abbreviation of url with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL), which allows users more flexibility even in the iOS, Android or web apps.
When it closes the goo.gl
Existing users will be able to create shortened URLs and export data from the goo.gl console until March 30, 2019. Subsequently, shortened links will continue to redirect to their destinations, but will not be migrated to the new Firebase console.
The alternatives to goo.gl
There are already many today alternatives the goo.gl service at Google is the most used are tinyurl.comBitly.comIS.GDE of course Firebase Dynamic Links which is intended for developers only