goo.gl Stories April 1

Google is notorious at this point for killing off products seemingly for no reason. Sometimes it’s a shame, other times it goes nearly unnoticed. In the next few weeks, though, Google is preparing to kill off quite a few beloved products including Inbox by Gmail, Google+, Allo, and its URL shortener.

Here’s a calendar of what’s coming and what’s being killed with Google’s “Spring Cleaning.”

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goo.gl Stories March 30, 2018

These are the best alternatives to Google’s goo.gl URL shortener

Google has announced that it has begun shutting down its URL shortener goo.gl. Here are the best alternatives to that let you shorten your links as well as track different types of data…

The goo.gl link is very common on the web and was first launched by Google in 2009. However, the company announced today that it’s winding down the URL Shortener beginning next month, with a complete deprecation by next year. Fortunately, existing links will continue to work.

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goo.gl Stories May 27, 2015

Goo.gl short links can now link to apps that a user has installed

We told you this morning that Google is now rolling out iOS app indexing in search, but now the Mountain View company has come out to make another, related, announcement. As of today, goo.gl short links can now work as a single smart link to your content, capable of sending users to your Android app, iOS app, or your website…

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