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FAQ: Is it possible to shorten the URL of a web application in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS?

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Is it possible to shorten the URL of a web application in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS?

Answer

It is sometimes necessary to share URLs in an abbreviated form, and while it is not possible to shorten the URLs of a web application in Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, there are alternative ways of doing this. There are JavaScript templates that provide this option, but there is no built-in functionality in the application. However, a URL can be converted into a QR code. Mobile devices with a QR code scanner can easily scan the code to view the application. For more information about sharing using QR codes, refer to the following web help document, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS: Previews.

Alternatively, a third-party tool or a browser add-in, for example, Bitly, can be used to shorten and customize URLs as desired by the user.

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