To get a short URL for Google Maps, follow these steps:
- Open Google Maps in your web browser or mobile app.
- Search for the location you want to share or navigate to the desired location on the map.
- Once the location is displayed, click on the share button, or if using the mobile app, tap on the "Share" option.
- A sharing menu will appear with various options. Look for the "Copy link" or "Share link" option and select it.
- The link generated will be a long URL. To shorten it, you can use a URL shortening service such as Bitly, TinyURL, or Google's own URL Shortener (goo.gl).
- Open a URL shortening service of your choice in a new tab or window.
- Paste the long Google Maps URL into the provided field on the URL shortening service website.
- Click on the "Shorten" or "Shorten URL" button.
- The URL shortening service will generate a shortened URL for your Google Maps location.
- Copy the shortened URL provided by the service and use it to share your location with others.