Relic Solution: New Relic One URL Shortening - Update & Workaround

New Relic One URLs are long… very long! We see frequent requests for this to change in some way similar to past New Relic URLs, with parameters for Account ID / App ID / etc…

We do hear you on this! We are looking into it and while I can’t promise timelines, this is something we are going to be making updates to.

There is a workaround for now - using the bitly browser extension (available for Chrome and FireFox, though I’m sure there is similar for other browsers).

With this browser extension, once you click the bitly icon, a modal swipes in from the side with the bitly short URL, and an option to customise it.

From the screenshot below I was able to create a link from https://discuss.newrelic.com/ to https://bit.ly/EXPL-HUB

This is obviously an example of an already short URL getting shorter, but, the same principle applies to the longer New Relic One URLs.

So while we work on improving the New Relic One URLs, hopefully this workaround will stop your slack channels being filled with gigantic links.

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