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Short URL link

Allow the user to create or auto generate a shortened URL link to send or post.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be a huge value if there were an option to have a short url for a form or for any link share within Office 365. Please image how daunting the length of an url is when sharing via sms or in some document. yes there are 3rd party tools, but thats one more thing to manage.

      • Janet commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bit.ly links are blocked at my work, please consider giving us this feature!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We send surveys to employees via text. The URLs are so long that they cannot be sent in one text and look spammy. Also because of the length of the URL, other users in the company are sticking with other software although the user experience in MS Forms is better.

      • Gustaf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This.
        Having a human-readable URL is necessary, both for general trustworthiness as well as getting usage up compared to publicly available alternatives... we are working on getting everyone to embrace all the various parts of O365 in their daily work, but small details like this make it harder to convince...

      • Andrew Suthanah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This needs to change. Right now a common harvesting vector is to create a 'form' that asks the user to 'login'. The user visits the link and it looks legit so they frequently input their credentials with obvious results...

        Our users have been educated to look at email links closely - these forms links have nothing to identify that they are not legitimate. If we could have our custom domain in the link this would negate the scam as we could remove emails relating to MS Forms that do not have a correctly formatted link.

        We need to be able to put a custom string in for the URL so we can block these fraudulent harvest attacks.

      • Derek Wilson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We would love to see a shortened URL or maybe even a way to tie it to the O365 DNS records.

      • Omar Ortiz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yesssss That would be awesome a short url for my customers getting a Text message to fill out a survey

      • Minh Nguyen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes it would be great if you can make the link much shorter as google forms are much more convenient as you have choices to select to have a long or short link

      • Richard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please - I need to create friendly urls. Not least because the full URL gives the little tykes far too much information about how our site is structure. The less I give them the better.

      • Stephanie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I see that this allows it to work from what ever document you are working from but if you copy and past back into an email the link seems to get lost...any suggestions

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