Google Chrome Will Automatically Clean Up Messy URLs
Google’s latest version of Chrome, version 64, deals with the problem of messy URLs by cleaning them up before they’re shared.
When sharing a URL from Chrome’s built-in ‘Share’ menu all unnecessary parameters will be trimmed off. The end result is a cleaner, shorter URL that looks more presentable.
Chrome’s URL shortener will also remove any anchor tags that trigger a page to load at a specific location. Such as a link that jumps the page part-way down rather that starting at the top.
Manually copying a URL from the address bar is the only way to capture it in its original form. So it will still be possible to view the exact URL, should anyone…