Here’s How to Shorten a URL on Your Android
Are you frustrated by copying links that are way too long? Learn how to quickly shorten your URLs on Android and reap the benefits!
When it comes to sharing URLs online or even with friends, the last thing you want to do is share an incredibly long link. They’re not only unsightly to look at, but they can discourage users or recipients from clicking the link. On Twitter, they can take up a lot of your precious character count, too. So, try out one of the services below to stop worrying about the length of your URLs and shorten them quickly. Share away!
- Google URL Shortener
For most people looking to shorten their URL, Google URL Shortener is the go-to site. All you have to type is goo.gl and it automatically brings up the URL converter. This is an easy to understand interface, and it takes all of the confusion out of shortening your URL link. All you have to do is copy and paste your URL into the space that says “Your original URL here.” Then you click “I’m not a Robot” so that Google knows that you’re real. Finally, click the “Shorten URL” button. Google then spits out your new and improved URL and you’re ready to go. It’s quick, easy and free!
ShortLink offers some interesting features for you if you want a shorter URL. The Android app not only shortens your links and provides you with a new shortened URL. ShortLink also creates a QR code which you can share on your social media sites making it easy for clients to find your site. All they have to do is scan your newly created QR code with a QR code scanner application and it automatically brings up your website on their phone. For some businesses or websites, it may be more beneficial to have a QR code instead of a short URL because the QR code may get people to your site faster.
- URL Shortener
This free Android app is a great way to make any URL shorter. This app brags that it can make your URL short enough so that it fits in any Tweet, Facebook post, or email without taking up much space. Twitter can be frustrating due to the limited character count, but if you shorten your URL, you can link to your website without using too many characters. By using a shorter URL, you’ll have more room to write your thoughts. URL Shortener also lets you access your history so you can quickly see what URLs you have used before and you can access them. Another great aspect of this app is that they have beautiful analytics reports for your URLs. This means that you can see how many people clicked and shared your short URL.