Google Launches Goo.gl Site With QR Surprise

Link shorteners are helpful to keep a link short and sweet, but they're nothing new. Even though there are plenty of link shortening options out there, Google is pressing onwards with the next step in its own service.

Previously available only through Google's software, now the Goo.gl shortening service is available through the web browser. Simply hit http://goo.gl/ and get your links done.

There's even a secret to the Google URL shortener – it can make QR codes for you simply by adding .qr at the end of the link.

For example, turning http://goo.gl/kKf0 into http://goo.gl/kKf0.qr makes this:

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  • bebangs
    Hmm... i'd love to play with QR codes.

    Links - http://goo.gl/IBEO

    Create QR code. Send as postcards. I Win.
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  • the_krasno
    That is kinda neat, QR images look pretty awesome imo :)
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  • bebangs
    Hmm... i'd love to play with QR codes.

    Links - http://goo.gl/IBEO

    Create QR code. Send as postcards. I Win.
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  • micr0be
    nice! this is actually extremely useful for smartphones.
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