The Google URL Shortcode was back in “goo.gl” in 2009. But Google has announced that this facility is now shutting down. All old goo.gl users can run their old links until 2019. Google has extended this feature for only 1 year. Google has been moving users and developers from its goo.gl shortener to Firebase Dynamic links.
Also, a new user will not be able to goo.gl anymore. Only its old users can do it, that can only be done by 2019. Google will run all of its shortened Linux till 2019, after which the links will be closed. Perhaps these links are operated with Google’s new Firebase dynamic links.
In a blog post on Friday, Michael Harmanto Software Engineer, Firebase said, “Many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the way people get content on the internet, they have changed dramatically, mainly desktop Web pages, mobile devices, home accessories, and more. “
For new users, Google has said that they can use Firebase Dynamic Links and Bit.ly and Ow.ly on alternate options. Existing users of Goo.gl console can manage all their small links and their analysis through the goo.gl console on March 30, 2019. The user’s existing small links will not be migrated to the Firebase console. However, users can export their link information from the goo.gl console