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Google URL shortener will end: know how to back up links | Internet

The Goo.gl URL Shortener, Google's link shortening service, will be discontinued soon. The tool, which as of now no longer accepts new users, will be completely inaccessible as of March 2019. The shortened links will continue to work, but you will not have access to the number of clicks or history.

Fortunately, there is a simple way to backup all addresses that you have already shortened with the Google tool. Check out, in the following tutorial, how to download your links from the Goo.gl URL Shortener before the service is disabled.

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Goo.gl URL Shortener be discontinued; see how to backup Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Goo.gl URL Shortener be discontinued; see how to backup Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 1. Access the Goo.gl URL Shortener and, if necessary, log in to your Google account. On the service homepage, click on "Download CSV", option located in the right area of ??the screen;

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Downloading backup of shortened links Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Downloading backup of shortened links Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. The file, in CSV format, will be automatically saved in your downloads folder. You can open it in Excel or another similar spreadsheet program;

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The downloaded file in CSV format contains all the links shortened by Google Shortener Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

The downloaded file in CSV format contains all the links shortened by Google Shortener Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. The table shows the shortened link, the original link and the creation date. The backup, unfortunately, does not include the number of clicks from the addresses.

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Table brings links shortened by the service in organized table Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Table brings links shortened by the service in organized table Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Ready. Take advantage of the tip to back up and save your shortened links in the Goo.gl URL Shortener before the service is disabled.