Facebook Testing New URL Shortener, fb.me

Picture 34URL shorteners, like bit.ly, have become a popular way for people to share links on Twitter while taking up as few of the allotted 140 characters as possible. But saving space is just one of the benefits that shorteners provide. Others include getting traffic analytics like how many people are sharing links from which sites. So it’s especially interesting that Facebook is rolling out what appears to be its own URL shortening service, called fb.me.

A URL shortener makes increasing sense as a Facebook feature, because the site is trying to be more open and connected to other web sites and Internet-connected devices.

Facebook recently began automatically shortening URLs that appear in its mobile interface. So, instead of text link to a Facebook photo appear as http://m.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=35877484&id=1310743&l=a373e8038d, you might see it see as http://fb.me/3Bkj7CW, as Polaris Ventures’ Ryan Spoon noticed (see his screenshot, below).

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Fb.me also works as a substitute for any other Facebook page. So if you can write http://fb.me/starbucks instead of http://www.facebook.com/starbucks, as blogger Saad Kamal points out, meaning brands with Pages can more easily do things like share links to Facebook on Twitter.

Facebook has spent the last year improving mobile access to its services through its own mobile web site and device-specific apps as well as through tools for developers, carriers and device-makers to build their own apps and services. A shortened URL makes especially good sense here. In the screenshot, showing Facebook text alerts, you can clearly see that the shortened URL provides a simpler, easier to read user interface.

The company has made Facebook Connect a focus this past year, introducing ways for people to sign in to other sites using their Facebook identities and share information back and forth between those sites and Facebook. It has also been pushing users to be more open, most recently changing its privacy settings to get people to make content they share on Facebook also available on the web. It’s possible that the company will make fb.me the default for any content that users share publicly, in the hopes that the shortened URLs make for easier re-sharing.

It would also not be surprising to see Facebook provide analytics around shortened URLs, especially for Page content so Page owners can track web-wide sharing. Other increasingly common shortened URL features, like customizing the URL ending, would also make sense — especially given the option Facebook introduced earlier this year to let users and Page owners create their own vanity URLs.

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190 Responses to “Facebook Testing New URL Shortener, fb.me”

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  3. URL SHORTNER FOR FB | UGM Social Media Marketing says:

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  5. Enigin says:

    This is a very smart move from Facebook, the amount of links shared in their system could easily elevate it to the largest URL shortener on the net

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  8. Harsh Agrawal says:

    Not working for me on iPhone.. Guess need to wait for a while…

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  12. Ryan Spoon says:

    Thanks for the inclusion – FYI, the original post was here (it wasn’t linked to above):

    http://ryanspoon.com/blog/2009/12/12/facebook-rolls-out-fb-me-url-shortener/

  13. Eric Eldon says:

    That was an oversight, Ryan. Sorry. Updated with link.

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  98. Sense says:

    Facebook started blocking bit.ly and tr.im links before this service was even available. What’s next, blocking all URLs that belong to Newscorp, since they own MySpace? Keep up the censorship, Facebook, and some other site will come along, copy what you’re doing without the head-up-ass restrictions, and you’ll have successfully made yourselves obsolete.

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  104. sharath says:

    yeah fb.me, goo.gl, bit.ly, youtu.be i wonder what’s next…. but its all one big social networking strategy somehow…

  105. vaibhav says:

    lol ! fb also into the game ! come on ! youtube, fb ..now next will be ork.ut !! hehehe

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    [...] de servicii de scurtare URL atât pe Google cat şi pe Facebook (Fb.me) poate pune o presiune semnificativă asupra bit.ly, in prezent, fiind serviciul cel mai popular de [...]

  109. Avances de Google y los grandes para empezar el 2010 | GrupoHidalgo.com says:

    [...] que sus blogs pueden ser publicados y leídos desde clientes de Twitter. Por otro lado, Facebook ha estado experimentando con su propio acortador de URL para evitar largos links a fotografías y páginas. Y sumado a eso, [...]

  110. Bit.ly を Goo.gl に替えるか? says:

    [...] が、これはBit.lyも現在持ち合わせているものでしょう あわせて、同時期にFacebook が fb.me を携帯サイトで提供し 2009年12月23日には、YouTube がyoutu.be の提供を開始 [...]

  111. Social Media Round Up For December 2009 | Rise to the Top Blog says:

    [...] According to reports Facebook started testing its own URL shortening service, which will initially focus on its mobile [...]

  112. beypazari says:

    My iphone not working this new url shortener.

  113. FreshersWorld says:

    Yuhuu..the new shorter URL..I late to know it..Thanks yaw… for this info :D

  114. Social Media says:

    Well that nice to here it but i would like to know is it use by the user to shorten their profile url

  115. 縮址服務 « 柏直博客 says:

    [...] Facebook專用縮址服務,但只限於facebook 非ID 嘅profile同埋Facebook page先可以用。個人覺得只係用响Blog或者公司嘅facebook page比較有用,而一般都係mobile facebook上自動轉址用比例多。 [...]

  116. sverigesradio.se döper om P1 till Program 1… | jardenberg unedited says:

    [...] svenska klassikern shorl.com? På senare tid har till och med aktörer som Google, WordPress och Facebook börjar med egna varianter. De byter inte ut sina redan korta domäner över hela linjen, men de [...]

  117. URL Shortener und Redirects says:

    [...] [...]

  118. Facebook Agency says:

    Thats great but 2010 has started when will it going to be launched? I am waiting for that. Because it could help many peple to spread long url into short

  119. Dave says:

    Urlshorts.info is a URL shortening service that I’ve created. It still needs tracking implementation.

  120. Annette Schwindt says:

    fb.me doesn#t seem to work anymore. any iddea if this is just temporary or if they have abandonned it?

  121. Encurtadores de URL: uma disputa estratégica pela web em tempo real :: Tutoriais CTDO - Sua Base de Tutoriais Online says:

    [...] anunciou que está experimentando com um serviço de encurtamento de URLs próprio, chamado fb.me. No mesmo dia (15), o Google lançou um  novo serviço, o  goo.gl, que é um encurtador de URLs [...]

  122. Bhavany says:

    It is a very good service to be included with the existing ones because people can remember their face book url very easily.

  123. Varun says:

    fb.me is working and this short URL makes my mobile access to Facebook easy

  124. Sjoerd says:

    New name, same product. fb.me can get huge, because of the many facebook users.

  125. SARKARI NAUKRI says:

    Easy to remember URL and good for mobile devices.

  126. fb.me , el nuevo formato para acortar urls de facebook – Posicionamiento en Internet (SEO) says:

    [...] Fuente: Insidefacebook [...]

  127. Sarkari Naukri says:

    yaah……..
    it is easy to remind small is now days more efficient with mobile media. :)

  128. How to tweak says:

    Yeah fb.me, goo.gl, bit.ly, youtu.be i wonder what’s next…. but its all one big social networking strategy somehow

  129. Shoaib Hussain says:

    m using fb.me for sometime now n its really sweet at what it does,infact i had started using it after I had read this post.

  130. Facebook Application Development says:

    useful information regarding facebook to share.

  131. sarkari naukri says:

    It is very useful for mobile gadgets.

  132. Sarkari Naukri says:

    Easy to remember URL and good for mobile devices.
    New name, same product. fb.me can get huge, because of the many facebook users.

  133. Heather williams says:

    Excellent information .. thanks for sharing .. :)

  134. Facebook 對於 URL Shortner (縮短網址服務) 的策略 « 網路誌 :: 數位‧網路‧社群 says:

    [...] Facebook在去年使用了fb.me,當然希望大家都使用自己的短網址服務,因為這樣除了可以完全掌握統計資訊之外,也杜絕了別人分一杯羹的意圖。 [...]

  135. Funtumia Elastica says:

    Why won’t Facebook (and other social networking sites) allow developers to insert some basic HTML code when users post messages, comments, tweets, etc.? The only reason my client is having issues with the monstrously long URL is because they simply want to say “Click HERE”, where the “HERE” is the actual (eg, monstrously long but real) hyperlink. All it would take is allowing the tag.

  136. New Employment News says:

    Easy to remember URL and good for mobile devices.

  137. Bernhard von AN24 says:

    Interesting hint. I am strained, which shortener-service will become generally accepted on a long-term basis.

  138. accident claims says:

    Twitter really are making waves in the tech ocean, everyone is trying to keep in with them. Wonder how long it will be before the next big thing comes along to take over!?!

  139. Imdadali says:

    Kg

  140. Sarkari Naukri says:

    Easy to remember URL

  141. chiara says:

    ciao amore mio k fai??

  142. Sarkari Naukri says:

    thanks for sharing this Excellent information with us.

  143. facebook says:

    thanks for this idea !

  144. Goo.gl Is A Go. The “Stablest, Most Secure, And Fastest URL Shortener On The Web” says:

    [...] also released its URL shortener not too long ago, and Facebook is testing its offering as well. That being said, Bit.ly, the startup playing in the space, is seeing enormous [...]

  145. Attention Bit.ly, Google raccourcit aussi les URL. says:

    [...] de petits URL en août. McAfee vient aussi de lancer le sien et Facebook, qui est est en train de tester fb.me, ne va pas tarder non plus. Pourtant, Bit.ly a toujours les chiffres les plus impressionnants [...]

  146. Goo.glが一般公開。「ウェブで最も安定、安全、高速なURL短縮サービス」 says:

    [...] Twitterも独自のURL短縮を比較的最近始めており、Facebookも自前のサービスを試行中だ。そんな強力なライバルのいる中、それでもこの分野をリードするスタートアップ、Bit.lyが驚異的な定着を見せている。 [...]

  147. Goo.gl Is A Go. The “Stablest, Most Secure, And Fastest URL Shortener On The Web” | KaakoTech says:

    [...] also released its URL shortener not too long ago, and Facebook is testing its offering as well. That being said, Bit.ly, the startup playing in the space, is seeing enormous [...]

  148. Google’s url shortner – “stablest, most secure, and fastest URL shortener on the web” | The complete Tech Portal says:

    [...] tech crunch, Twitter has started to work out for shortening all links with t.co link shortener and Facebook is also in this run. However, bit.ly, still seems to be very much popular in spite of these many [...]

  149. Blog » Blog Archive » Google : son nouveau service d’URL Shorten says:

    [...] de petits URL en août. McAfee vient aussi de lancer le sien et Facebook, qui est est en train de tester fb.me, ne va pas tarder non plus. Pourtant, Bit.ly a toujours les chiffres les plus impressionnants [...]

  150. Home Site For Google URL Shortener | eWEEK Europe UK says:

    [...] pave the way for its analytics offering for commercial accounts later this year. Facebook is also using a shortener (fb.me) [...]

  151. accident claim says:

    Facebook shortening urls has to be a smart move as the growth in people accessing the internet via smart and andriod phones will only increase in the years to come.

  152. shoes says:

    we love facebook!

  153. Natural Health Tips says:

    I think shortener url for mobile use

  154. Amit @ Make Money Blogging says:

    I don’t know why but fb.me looks more clean to me and its my favorite.

  155. facebook says:

    facebook really a very nice site and domain name domaine very compatible word has been so good to facebook site name in a related system

  156. göögle says:

    Thank you for the excellent site to facebook

  157. ahmad says:

    thx for thes facbook

  158. cristiano ronaldo says:

    a you chellange my si you on facbook good luk

  159. miley cyrus says:

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  160. Erken Rezervasyon says:

    Easy to remember URL and good for mobile devices.

  161. Tabela says:

    Twitter really are making waves in the tech ocean, everyone is trying to keep in with them. Wonder how long it will be before the next big thing comes along to take over!?!

  162. Usman says:

    fb.me will prove good for Facebook regualar User’s

  163. musa maikudi says:

    pls. I want know how to set and email face book with my phone. I am using Nokia E63. Thank you

  164. Josh Constine says:

    @Musa: If you have registered your phone number with Facebook through your account settings, you can text status updates to FBOOK (32665).

  165. gaurav biyani says:

    My facebook account is not opening so please help me.

  166. Jan Zweden says:

    Because Facebook is doing this, many will use it. See it on Facebook, copy it and use it seems the trend.

  167. best mixed martial arts says:

    I’ve had a good experience using the FB url shortener.

  168. rozan sara fernando says:

    xctptb or visit

  169. cristiano ronaldo says:

    a callenge my of my new make up on facebook see you on facebook

  170. Sarkari Naukri says:

    not working on my nokia n900 phone

  171. vivek says:

    yeh i am using fb.me…its having awesome interface

  172. milda virgen says:

    Please ayudenme a recuperar mi facebook please help quiero mi facebook debuelta

  173. juaquessa harper says:

    I love face book so much

  174. edwin says:

    que chevere el faceebok

  175. SBI says:

    I am using fb.me…its having awesome interface

  176. roma arc says:

    i just wnting to open my f.b…
    but does not work….
    i need a code to open my f.b…
    help me guys….

  177. Omprakash sisodiya says:

    I like facebook

  178. Omoduni oluwatobi says:

    I like facebook,i love to be a member.

  179. Voeding says:

    I never try it before, i usually using bit.ly to short any url i want. But right now Fb.Me is more beautiful than bit.ly. either i have account of Facebook and i like facebook also.

  180. Ali murtado says:

    Fb i like it..

  181. mark says:

    I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

    I love facebook ^_^

  182. Car Release Date says:

    Love Facebook :D

  183. Anime Spoilers says:

    I really” love facebook…
    and I think the new url much better then the old one… ^.^

  184. Sawai Miyuu says:

    This is Official Website: http:http://www.box-corporation.com/miyuu/

  185. EFRAIN MENDOZA N. says:

    I love FACEBOOK

  186. EFRAIN MENDOZA N. says:

    mi nuevo correo electronico es con gmail. y no mas con yahoo. gracias

  187. rachael says:

    ya i was trying to get facebook text it sent me the code and then it said that the code was sent over7 days ago what do i do

  188. Anand Kumar says:

    That is another good step from facebook!

  189. rosann groves says:

    please login me in,i have send numbers to fb me.com no code was sent to me.since three to four day now

  190. Abinash says:

    My Facebook account is not opening so please help me

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