URL Encode/Decode Utility

This online tool is to encode/decode URLs. But what is it? URL encoding (or decoding) is the process of converting characters in a URL into a format that can be transmitted over the Internet. This is necessary because URLs can only be sent over the Internet using the ASCII character set.

How It Works

Using our URL Encoder/Decoder tool is straightforward and user-friendly. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use it:

  1. Enter the URL: In the text input field, type or paste the URL you want to encode or decode.
  2. Encode or Decode: Click the “Encode” button to convert the URL into its encoded form. Click the “Decode” button to revert an encoded URL back to its original form.
  3. Copy the Result: Once the URL is encoded or decoded, you can easily copy the result by clicking the “Copy” button.
  4. Download the Result: If you prefer to save the encoded or decoded URL to a file, click the “Download” button to download it as a text file.

Example Usage

  • Encoding a URL: Suppose you have the URL https://example.com/search?query=special characters. By encoding it, you get https%3A%2F%2Fexample.com%2Fsearch%3Fquery%3Dspecial%20characters, which is safe to use in different web contexts.
  • Decoding a URL: If you receive an encoded URL like https%3A%2F%2Fexample.com%2Fsearch%3Fquery%3Dspecial%20characters, decoding it will give you back the original URL https://example.com/search?query=special characters.