URL Shortener.qr

Earlier today, Google formally released, their URL-shortener, to the public. They’re calling it the “stablest, most secure, and fastest URL shortener on the web.” But it also may be the coolest thanks to an easter egg.As Google’s Matt Cutts’ just tweeted out, if you simply add “.qr” to the end of any URL, it will create a QR code. Scanning this with any QR code reader will take you to the URL. *

So – I run the URL for this post ( into and get I add .qr to it – – and get:


Nicely done, Google, nicely done.

TechCrunch via @leslie.

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