Google URL Shortener for Mozilla Firefox

A URL shortener service is used to create a small URL shortcut for a web page address. These URL shortcuts are pretty useful for sharing links over the social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. You can use Google Shortener add-on in the Mozilla Firefox web browser to shorten any web page address or the links to any web page in the currently open web page. This is how :

  1. Visit page in your Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the green Add to Firefox button to install the Google Shortener extension

    Google Shortener add-on

  3. It will prompt you for confirmation. Click on Install Now to proceed. Restart your web browser to complete the installation.

    Install Google Shortener add-on

  4. After Firefox has restarted, you will be ready to use the Google Shortener add-on. You would see a Google Shortener button in the Firefox toolbar. Just open any web site and click on this button and the shortened URL would be generated and copied to the clipboard.

    Using Google Shortener add-on

  5. Similarly, you can right-click over a link and select Shorten Url to create a shortened URL to that link as shown.

    Creating Google Shortened URLs

  6. This add-on has no options to set which makes it very easy to use.