Google has announced that it is terminating the URL shortcut feature, goo.gl. The company says that new and anonymous users will no longer be able to create links through goo.gl from April 13, but existing users they will be able to use the service for one more year, after which their use will be stopped.
Firebase Software Engineer, Michael Hermanto, says the company has introduced its 2009 URL shortener, and since then the ways in which users share information in Internet have changed, while additional expanded URL shortcuts have increased in popularity. Note that Google redefines its efforts by replacing that service with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL), which gives users access to specific iOS, Android, or network applications.
Existing users will be able to create shortened URLs and export data from goo.gl until 30 March 2019. After this time, short links will continue to redirect users to their destinations but will not be transferred to the new Firebase service.