The popular link shortener from Google goo.gl will discontinue next year. Read here how to save your links and get the dates.
The URL shortener from Google is the most popular link shortener wordwide. That’s why it was really unexpected from Google to plane to shut it down completely.
When you go now to goo.gl, a yellow text appears and the bar to insert your links is gone.
This is what the yellow text says:
Starting March 30, 2018, we will be turning down support for goo.gl URL shortener. From April 13, 2018 only existing users will be able to create short links on the goo.gl console. You will be able to view your analytics data and download your short link information in csv format for up to one year, until March 30, 2019, when we will discontinue goo.gl. Previously created links will continue to redirect to their intended destination. Please see this blog post for more details.
And if you go to their blog post, you will learn that you can still shorten links if you are logged in and have created links before the shutdown.
If the shutdown comes completely, you’ll have to search for alternatives like bit.ly.