Make your URL short In Android with Google URL Shortner

URL shortening

URL shortening is a technique on the World Wide Web in which a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) may be made substantially shorter in length and still direct to the required page. This is achieved by using an HTTP Redirect on a domain name that is short, which links to the web page that has a long URL. For example, the URL “” can be shortened to “ This is especially convenient for messaging technologies such as Twitter and which severely limit the number of characters that may be used in a message. Short URLs allow otherwise long web addresses to be referred to in a tweet. 

 Google URL Shortner

Google has long provided the URL shortening service Users are able to log in to the site, paste a long URL and have it shortened by Google. On top of the URL being share friendly, Google would also provide analytics detailing who is actually clicking on the link.

Create a short URL

Create a Shorten URLs in PC

You can shorten URLs to make them easier to share using the Google URL shortener. For example, the short URL takes people to

Create a shortened URL

  1. Visit the Google URL shortener site at
  2. If you aren’t signed in, click the Sign in button in the top right corner.
  3. Write or paste your URL in the Paste your long URL here box.
  4. Click Shorten URL.
Below the “Paste your URL here” box, you’ll see the long version of your url and the short version. Once created, your link won’t expire unless it has to be removed for spam, privacy, or legal reasons.

Create a Shorten URLs in Android with App

Month Before, Google Launch his app for url shortner service.The app is free and can be downloaded from the Google Play store here.

The app syncs into your Google account, so you have access to any short URLs you’ve previously created (and you can get analytics on other URLs as well). Short URLs can be starred for easy access — and creating new short URLs is as simple as pasting the full resource into the app.

Once you’ve created a new short URL, you can quickly and easily share into any app from your notifications. (Or if you prefer, change the settings to immediately copy the short URL to the clipboard, show a dialog or just do nothing.
Access analytics of any short URL, including the raw click counts and their distribution across referrers, browsers, platforms, and geographical locations.
The app also lets you
• Shorten URLs and share them quickly
• Access your history – always synced with
• Get colorful analytics reports of any short URL, not just yours
• Shorten links through “share” in any app and get rich notifications
• Star your favorites
There are plenty of options for link shortening, with most social networks doing this on your behalf, but by using Google’s service you’re able to see how effective your posts are. And with the Google URL Shortener app installed on your Android device, you’ll no longer have to wait until you sit down at a computer to shorten or check on a link.

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