Shorten link by default
When I generate a link to share a file, I'd like this link to be automatically shortened.
OneDrive's URL format is ugly. When I paste it in some places, they are not fully parsed and converted to links (just a portion of the URL is converted). Or I want to tweet it.
I think every time I use the option to generate a link, I want to copy it and paste somewhere else.
In this case, the generated link could be shortened by default.
Hi, everyone. You should be seeing shorter links by default in the sharing dialog now. Please check it out and let us know what you think.
MS Improver commented
Is there still no way to shorten a URL to a READ-ONLY shared file? What dedicated academician has time to key a long MS file-share link into a mobile device?
Please, could you put it again the feature of creating short links in the OneDrive ¿?¿?¿?
Thanks in advance!
Eduard A. commented
For us not to show the link is a privacy measure. Please restore. Thanks.
How about doing this for Office 365 for Education???
I understand why Microsoft removed short links from One Drive as a security measure, but when you want to share a read-only link with the world, that security concern is not applicable. We need the option to generate a short link in those situations where it is appropriate.
Peter Hewson commented
'Just adding my voice to this chorus: please re-instate some kind of URL shortening for links to OneDrive files. Thanks in advance.
Wow - you used to provide shortlinks via Bitly and took it away
The Bitly short link was shorter than what you currently provide
The Bitly element provided stats too
Are you really a Group Program Manager
Do you listen to your users.... who are also clamouring for stats too
How about giving us a useful update on when we will get useful SHORT short links like bitly and some stats capability aswell - surely given your senior position you should be in a position to provide something on this.
By the way BOOM! IT'S DONE seems a bit self- congratulatory when the current link is actually longer than the (bitly) short link used to be and provides less i.e. no stats facility
Alex Von Broembsen commented
im looking for the link that midcrosoft emailed to us informing us that the gigbyts has decreased to 5gig
Yes, It's shorter, but link like https://1drv.ms/f/s!AkZQG-NuJ7Tyke4fKLiI_ZFc5fsdSA is not enough shorter !!!
Really short link is about 6-10 charact after .ms/
No shortened link.
Links on my website are also showing as "not working anymore "?
Sorry - still do not see the option to shorten a link to my Albums ... can you give me a hint?
I *STILL* DON'T SEE an option to create a SHORT LINK like I used to!
Admin, - I'm not seeing the short link. One Drive via Office 365 Business subscription??
the claim is that the shorten link is done, but my onedrive for business is not generating short urls
I've sent multiple people links via email from one drive. When they open the email there is no link? HELP
Tony Rudkin commented
Please hurry with the reinstatement of the short URL function for sharing. I share areas of my OneDrive content with other people and they find the long URL names hard to work with.
a: Care to elaborate on how shortening the URL means you'll be hacked?
Ok, if you want to be hacked, use the shortened url.
Michael Ward commented
Would relly like to see a QR code option. This would relly help on print meaterals for easy acess primarly for the excel servays just for filling out the serya itself.