Say Goodbye to Google’s link shortening service


The very common link on the web and was first launched by Google in 2009. A few month ago the company announced lately that it’s services will be closed on March 30th 2019. Luckily, existing links will keep working. Google said it will not provide an alternative service and suggested to use other websites from then on.

On the past years many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the ways people find content on the Internet have also dramatically changed, from desktop browsing we moved to mobile apps, tablet devices, home assistants, and more.

As of now new or anonymous users will not be able to reach the webpage to create short links. But if you’re an existing user you will have access to all features like creation, management, and analytics until March 30, 2019, when the service will officially close down.

Google clearly said “all links will continue to redirect to the intended destination” even after 2019, and users will be able to export link information from the website.

If you are a developer you are strongly encouraged to switch over to Firebase Dynamic Links which have the advantage of automatically detecting the user’s platform and send the user to either the web or your app.

Opnlink has opened its gates to everyone who seeks a replacement to the service and we welcome you to use our service for free and try us out!

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