: Google URL Shortner Bookmarklet

Google Google URL Shortener at 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 to friends. [official announcement]

Presently Google allows URL shortening service only through its toolbar. However, If you are looking for a way to create your own short URLs with but without installing the Google Toolbar, here’s a bookmarklet for you. This Page!

Simply drag this link into your browser’s bookmark toolbar (or add to favorites in IE) and you’re done. The bookmarklet will even work in Safari and Opera browsers that are otherwise not supported by the Google Toolbar.

Google URL Shortner : Bookmarklet
Google URL Shortner : Bookmarklet

6 Responses

  1. The_digitizor #

    Nice tip! Was looking for this from many days 🙂 Thankyou Nitin!

  2. Pamela #

    Search engines have started providing URL shortening service. AAfter Search although provides this facility but it does not want you to install its toolbar. You can simply go to the home page and paste the long URL that you like to shorten in the search box.

  3. Howtoblogformoney #

    The search engines are providing url shortening service but the market is yet to take kindly to it, For instance, some social bookmarking sites don’t like shortened urls. And unless acceptance happens widely, users may not resort to url shortening.

  4. Zack Katz #

    Thanks for making this – it’s the only bookmarklet I’ve found that doesn’t call a script on someone’s website. This calls Google directly — I appreciate that.

    • nitin #

      Thanks !!
      “What’s of point of adding b/w bills when I can offload it.”


Leave a Reply