FDLs are smart URLs that allow one to send existing and potential users to any location within an iOS, Android or web app.
"Starting May 30, 2018, only projects that have accessed URL Shortener Application Program Interfaces (APIs) before today can create short links," the statement from Google said in a note for developers.
Firebase software engineer Michael Hermanto told The Verge that since 2009, the ways in which people share information on the web has changed, while additional URL shorteners have grown in popularity.
He noted that Google is refocusing its efforts by replacing it with Firebase Dynamic Links, which allow users to specific locations in iOS, Android or web apps.
Existing users will be able to create shortened URLs and export data from the goo.gl console through March 30, 2019.
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