URL Encoder

Encode text or a file as URL-encoded text, using just your browser. View the encoded value or download it as a file. (You can use our client-side URL decoder to try it out!)

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What is URL Encoding?

URL Encoding is a way of ensuring text can be safely used in a URL or URI.

The process of ‘URL encoding’ involves replacing certain characters (such as spaces and ampersands) with a particular ‘escape sequence’ of characters that usually start with a ‘%’ character.

Wikipedia has a good expalanation of how some characters should be represented in URLs and URIs.

Load the data to URL–encode from a file, then press the ‘Encode’ button:


Alternatively, type or paste in the text you want to URL–encode, then press the ‘Encode’ button.