What are Go Links?

Go Links are a way to create short memorable links for important URLs at your company in the form of go/link. Go Links act like a mental bookmark: once you see it or hear it, you immediately know how to access it, both now and in the future.

For example, you could create go/401k for your company’s 401k portal, go/it-help for your IT help desk, or go/sprint-planning for your Jira project.

Important:

For Go Links to work, you must have the Glean browser extension installed.

You must also allow the extension to redirect Go Links. If you have the extension installed, you'll see a prompt to grant permissions at the top of Knowledge > Go Links.


Creating a Go Link

There are four ways you can create a Go Link.

Create from the Knowledge Dashboard

To create a new Go Link, go to Knowledge > Go Links and click on the New Go Link button in the top right.

In the modal that appears, paste the URL you'd like this Go Link to redirect to, the name of the Go Link (what appears after go/____), and an optional description of what the link refers to so it's easier to maintain over time.

The name of a Go Link must be unique and is limited to letters, numbers, dashes, and underscores.

For convenience, when you navigate to a Go Link, we’ll ignore dashes and underscores. This helps people get to the right destination even if they don’t remember the exact Go Link name. For example, go/q4-goals, go/q4_goals, and go/q4goals will all take you to the same destination. Note that this means that if go/q4-goals already exists, you won’t be able to create go/q4goals, go/q4-goals_, etc.

After creating your Go Link, it will appear in the table on the page, and you'll be able to copy and share the link with others.

Create from a search result

You can also create a Go Link via the quick actions that appear on hover over a search result.

Create from the Glean sidebar or home page

On the home page of the Glean sidebar or New Tab Page (available via the browser extension) or on the Glean home page, you can create a new Go Link via the "New" button in the top right.

Create from an unused Go Link URL

If you land on a broken or unused Go Link URL, you'll see an error page letting you know a link was not found. You'll have the option to create a Go Link on that page, view all Go Links, or search for what you're looking for in Glean.


Using a Go Link

For Go Links to work, you must have the Glean browser extension installed.

You must also allow the extension to redirect Go Links. If you have the extension installed, you'll see a prompt to grant permissions at the top of Knowledge > Go Links.

Simply type your Go Link in the browser URL bar (e.g. go/onboarding), and you'll get automatically redirected to the corresponding URL.


Sharing a Go Link

To share a Go Link, simply copy and paste it to share across channels like email and Slack. Because Go Links are easy to remember, you can also tell people verbally to go to go/onboarding.

In Slack, the Glean slackbot will automatically unfurl Go Links in any public channel.

If there is a Go Link(s) for a document, you'll also see it reflected next to the document title on Glean search results.


Managing Go Links

  • Anyone in the organization can view all Go Links under Knowledge > Go Links

  • Anyone in the organization can create a Go Link. Only the creator and Admins can edit or delete the Go Link.

  • Anyone in the organization can access a Go Link, while respecting document permissions in the native app.

Did this answer your question?