The support for goo.gl will be turned down over the coming weeks and will be replaced with with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL).
In a new blog post, Google has announced that it's shuttering its goo.gl URL shortening service on March 30, 2019, paving the way for developers to shift their focus to its Firebase Dynamic Links API.
Google is encouraging developers to switch over to Firebase Dynamic Links that have the advantage of automatically detecting a user's platform and send the user to either the web or your app. "URL Shortener has been a great tool that we're proud to have built".
The decision is effective from 13th April 2018.
Google is shutting down their URL shortener
Google is going this route to encourage developers to use Firebase Dynamic Links - the new link formats that let app and website developers to use one link for many destinations based exclusively on context.
Google says consumers can use FDL but also recommend services such as Bitly and Ow.ly. Users will have to export their short links and import them manually into a Firebase backend. For example, I purchased the jaduino.me domain and after it was linked with Bit.ly, it became my shortened URL.
Google's URL shortening service worked similarly to others; users could paste any URL into a form on the Google URL Shortener website to turn it into a shorter URL that was easier to share or publish. "We're excited to grow and improve the product going forward". Link continue to redirect properly.
Registered users will be able to see URL analytics data and download short link information in CSV format until March 30, 2019, when Google plans to shut down the service for good.
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