Shortening URL or making shorter URL is sometimes necessary.URL redirection is the idea behind most of the URL shortening services.There are plenty of hyperlink or URL shortening services like TinyURL available. As mentioned here URL shortening services are popular because web addresses started to get long.Shorter URL conserves space, which is important for limited-characters services such as twitter.
Read: Long Hyperlinks to Short: Best URL Shortening Services
Google has an excellent URL Shortener service known as goo.gl. Goo.gl is a service that takes long URLs and squeezes them into fewer characters to make a link that is easier to share, tweet, or email.
Google URL Shortener is currently available for Google products like Google Toolbar and Feedburner users.Google Toolbar Share button allows users to share any web pages from the Google Toolbar to Twitter, Blogger, Delicious, Digg, Facebook and the link will automatically shortened by Google URL Shortener.
But what if you want the shortened goo.gl url of your favorite web resource for sharing or to send to your friends? There are some good plug-ins available for doing that.
goo.gl lite 1.3 for Firefox
Goo.gl lite is an add-on or extension to Firefox to let you use Goo.gl, Google’s URL shortener.Once you have installed the add-on right-click your Firefox toolbar, click “Customize”, and drag the Goo.gl button to a toolbar. Click the icon to make the goo.gl shortened URL of the current web page and the tool will copy it to your clipboard.You can paste the short URL anywhere and use.See below.
DOWNLOAD – ADD goo.gl lite to Firefox
goo.gl URL Shortener for Chrome
Goo.gl URL shortener is an extension which allows you to shorten the current website URL with the new Google URL Shortener service http://goo.gl/ .
Once compressed the URL is automatically copied to clipboard and you can share it with Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, Delicious, Digg etc
Install this Chrome extension from HERE.
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