After launch of their social networking site Google+, Google continues to revamp its sites, this time Google URL shortener site, gets a redesign and shows instant previews for generated URLs inline. If you don’t know is the fastest, most stable and secure URL shortener on the web from Google. You can shorten long URLs and share these with your friends on social networks or via email, these links are safe to click as you’re protected against spam, phishing and malware. Shortened URLs now with Instant Previews

Though the redesign is not new- you can get this design whenever you visit any Google site unless this is the first visit to Google URL Shortener site. You’ll feel at home with new feature addition as Google ports its “Instant Previews” into this site. All you need to do is paste long URL and click on ‘shorten URL“ link, then generates shorten URL and also inline preview of the page at the end of shortened link. url instant preview

You can copy this URL to clipboard, clicking on “Details” will take you to another page showing  number of clicks for that URL, referrer data and visitor profile if available.

Source: Softpedia