Short Google URL removed
In 2009 developed Google short URLs. It was a way of helping users to share links and measure traffic more easily. Since then, they have arisen many services URL short Google. And the way in which users find what they seek on the Internet also has changed in a very different way. Mainly from web pages to applications, mobile devices and more.
Goo.gl support will be removed in the coming weeks and will be replaced by Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL). The FDL are smart URLs that allow sending to users at any location within an application. This application is iOS, Android or web. Although all the existing short URL links will continue to be redirecting to the desired destination. But most of the features of goo.gl will expire.
Since the 13 April of 2018, users who have never created short links can not create new URL short Google. If you want to create new short links, is good to see, as an alternative, the following services: Bitly and Ow.LY as an alternative.
If you already have created short links you can continue to use all its functions for a period of one year. Up to the 30 March of 2019. Like this, that you can manage all your short links and their respective analyses through goo.gl console during that period.
After the 30 March of 2019, all short Google URLs continue to redirecting to the destination that was aimed. That Yes, their existing short links will not be migrated to the Firebase console. But if you can export your information link from the console of goo.gl.
Starting from the 30 may of 2018, only projects that have agreed to short Google URL APIs can create short links. To create new short links, recommended FDL APIs. Short of FDL links will automatically detect the platform of the user. And send the user to the web or to your application, as appropriate.
If at the moment is making calls to the API of Google short URL to manage goo.gl short links, You can continue to use them for a period of one year. Up to the 30 March of 2019.
As for the users, all links will continue to be redirecting to the destination laid down later from the 30 March of 2019. Although the existing short links will not be migrated to the console / Firebase API.
The Firebase platform, which was acquired by Google in 2014, It aims to become a platform for Android, iOS and mobile applications through the integration of several services. Google announced recently that “first mobile technology” It means that the mobile version of the web sites will play an even greater role than before. Since the users of mobile devices are now major customers of Google.