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This article was published on July 9, 2010


Google Maps gets native URL shortening.

Google Maps gets native URL shortening.
Brad McCarty
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Brad McCarty

A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

First off, a message to Google — THANK YOU!

For years, we’ve had crazy-long URLs for Google Maps.  That is, of course, because of the huge amount of parameters that it takes to for the link.  But no longer are we going to have to use an outside URL shortener in order to share our links.

According to Google Operating System, URLs within Google Maps will now have an auto-shortened option that will use the goo.gl shortener.  Add this to the cool new 45-degrees feature that we wrote about earlier today and Google Maps has just given us a couple more reasons to love it.

Not much else to say, about this.  It’s handy, it’s something we already love to use.  What more can you ask?

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