Link Cloaking for Google Calendar

Link Cloaking for Google Calendar provides link cloaking for replacing a long URL with the short one in the browser address bar. For example, the link like "" is replaced with "". The feature's purpose is to hide possibly important parts of links like UTM parameters, affiliate code.

The most frequently cloaked websites among users are:

  1. Typeform.
  2. Cognitoforms.
  3. Formsite.
  4. Google Services.
  5. Zoom.
  6. Amazon S3.
  7. Youtube.

If you are trying to cloak links with these services, the error "Cloaking is forbidden by destination URL with X-Frame-Options header" may occur. The main reason for its inception was to provide clickjacking protection. This includes a page rendering in a frame, iframe, or object. Iframes are used to embed and isolate third-party content into a website.

Google Calendar forbids link cloaking. Sometimes you inevitably need to hide Calendar's links because of the important information behind it. For this you need:

1. Go to Google Calendar.

2. Click Settings.


3. Choose the necessary calendar.


4. Extract the link from the embed code from the src value.



iframe src="" style="border: 0" width="800" height="600" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe

5. Shorten a link > Cloak it.

This way, the link will be shortened, and you will successfully hide important values.

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