Google Launches 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 shortening service is available through the web browser. Simply hit 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 into makes this:

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  • mi1ez
    Nice, but a pity it doesn't include the actual link on the page so you can post one link that can be used for either QR readers or standard browsers.
  • N19h7M4r3
    guess what is lol
  • Plumble
    Looks like the Subway loyalty card barcodes.