Make your URLs shorten


Short

Shorten your URL and get it ready for sharing everywhere.

Share

Share long and complex address with simple and easy to remember addresses.

Follow

Check how many clicks each link has and where the clicks are coming from.

API

Shorten URLs from your own websites and apps is pretty easy and simple.

All you need to do is make a call to https://3o2.co/api?url=[THE-ORIGINAL-URL]. The API will returns a JSON containing either the shorten URL or an error message.

If everything goes well, you will get back

{
  "status": 200,
  "message": "OK",
  "short_url": "https:\/\/3o2.co\/c"
}

Otherwise, you are going to get something like

{
  "status": 500,
  "message": "URL does not have a valid format.",
  "error": true
}

The status and message may vary according to the problem found.

Define an expiration date

I am not sure for what sake you may use it, but, you may wanna define an expiration date for your new short URL, right? No problem then! In order to set an expiration date to your short URL, just pass expires as an additional parameter with the desired expiration date.

E.g: https://3o2.co/api?url=[THE-ORIGINAL-URL]&expires=2017-12-31

The above example will set Dec, 31st 2017 as the expiration date for your new URL. After that date, anyone who tries to use that short URL will see a page that says the URL is expired.

Return it as string instead of JSON

If you provide an additional parameter called raw, in your call, the API will return a string with only the shorten URL, instead of a JSON containing additional properties.

E.g: https://3o2.co/api?url=[THE-ORIGINAL-URL]&raw=yes

This is specially usefull when you want to shorten an URL straight from your browser, without using a script for that.

Shortening URLs from browsers

For Google Chrome or
Chromium based web browsers

If you use Google Chrome or Chromium based web browsers, you can install the 3o2.co browser extension, which will make the experience of shortening an URL much richer.

INSTALL EXTENSION

For any other web browsers

If you are using any other web browser, and are seeking for a quick and simple way to shorten URLs for sharing, here is the best advice I can give you: just drag the button bellow and drop it in the bookmarks bar (or panel) of your browser.

INSTALL SHORTCUT

After drag it and drop, a new favorite will be created in your favorite bar.

Now, just visit the website you want to get a short URL and use the new installed extension or press the new favorite shortcut created.

F.A.Q

What's 3o2.co?
It is a URL shortener service.

By using 3o2.co you can create short URL address for easily sharing and reduce addresses complexity. E.g: an address like https://this-is-a-very-long/and-complex?address=you-may-wanna-share will be converted to https://3o2.co/[ABC]
Why 3o2.co?
Basically, 302 is the HTTP code for temporary redirect. Also, by using 3o2.co, which is a brand new service, you may get even short addresses.
How does it work?
It is not complex. Once you request an URL to be shorten, 3o2.co algorithm will calculate a new (random) address for you and will store it together to the original address.

Always someone uses your short URL address, we will increase our counters and record some other additional data, such as: IP address and time. Then, you (or everyone else) can later check its statistics page.
Are short links and clicks statistics public?
Yes, it is. For now, all usage statistics are public.
How can I shorten an URL?
It is pretty simple.

You can either use the API from a website or app, for example, or request a short URL straight from your browser.
How can I check a shorten URL statistics?
You can check any 3o2.co short address statistic by visiting the page https://3o2.co/analytics?code=[SHORT-CODE], where SHORT-CODE is the small string which comes right after the last slash on any given short URL, or simply visiting https://3o2.co/analytics which will lead you to the general statistics page.
Why there is a redirect count-down before redirect me to the long URL?
It is just because we want you to make sure that you wanna go to the target URL.

With the 5 seconds count-down you have the chance to give up to be redirected, as well as you can use the available link on redirection delay page to report the URL, whenever you think it is evil or broken.

Didn't find the answer you are looking for? Don't worry. Ask me on Twitter (@3o2shortener). I will be very glad to help you.