Sunsetting the URL Shortener Android App

Few months ago, Google announced [1] that the service will permanently shut down.
As you might know, the URL Shortener Android App [2] relies largely on the URL Shortener APIs to both shorten URLs, get Click Analytics and retrieve your Shortening History. As the APIs gets deprecated, the app will also gradually shut down.

On February 1, 2019
The URL Shortener Android App will be removed from the Play Store.
Existing installs should continue to work.

On March 1, 2019
The URL Shortener Android App will stop working.
It won’t be possible to create short URLs nor retrieve history via the app. You should uninstall the app at this point.

Until March 30, 2019
Per Google announcement, the web console should still work for you: “if you have existing short links, you can continue to use all features of [...] until March 30, 2019, when we will discontinue the console”.

Per Google, it’s worth noting that “all existing links will continue to redirect to the intended destination”.

The intent of the URL Shortener Android App always was to provide a simple, fast and native way to shorten links on Android.
Good news is, there are many more options to do so today! Bitly ‐ just to name one ‐ is a popular shortening service that also provides an Android application [3].

I’d like to thank everyone who used the app throughout the years, suggested features, helped with translation, reported bugs or left constructive comments. It’s been an incredible journey, and a lot of fun.

À bientôt !


Note: The URL Shortener Android App and this post are not affiliated nor endorsed by Google Inc.
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