URL Encoding

Encode into URL format. A simple tool to encode URLs on the fly.

Introducing URL Encode, a straightforward online tool that effectively decodes and encodes data from URL encoding with ease. Encode your data into URL format effortlessly or decode it for easy readability.

URL encoding, also referred to as "percent-encoding", is a method used to encode information within a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). While it is commonly associated with URLs, it is actually used more broadly within the overall URI set, which encompasses both URLs and URNs. This encoding technique is also utilized in formatting data for the "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" media type, which is frequently used when submitting HTML form data in HTTP requests.

Types of URI characters

The characters that can be included in a URI are categorized as either reserved or unreserved, with the option of using percent-encoding for special characters. Reserved characters often have specific functions, such as forward slashes separating parts of a URL. Unreserved characters do not hold any special significance. Through percent-encoding, reserved characters are replaced with special sequences. The definitions of reserved and unreserved characters, as well as the instances in which reserved characters have special meanings, have evolved with each update to the specifications governing URIs and URI schemes.

Percent-encoding reserved characters

When a character that is designated as reserved (a "reserved character") has a specific meaning (a "reserved purpose") in a certain context, and a URI scheme requires using that character for a different purpose, then that character must be encoded as a percent-encoded value. Percent-encoding a reserved character involves converting the character to its corresponding byte value in ASCII and then representing that value as a pair of hexadecimal digits. These digits, preceded by a percent sign ("%"), are then used in the URI instead of the reserved character. (For a non-ASCII character, it is usually converted to its byte sequence in UTF-8, and then each byte value is represented as described above.)
  • Encoding using the official URL Standard RFC 3986
  • Safe and secure URL Encoding online.
  • Easy way to encode URL at once.
  • Work from your favorite device and any platform.
  • No limits, no registration and installation of additional software.

How to Encode URL

  • Enter the source URL in the form field.
  • URL encoding will be processed immediately.
  • The result will appear in the bottom field.


What does URL encoding mean?

URL encoding is the process of encode source string to URL Standard RFC 3986.

Why is URL encoding required?

URL encoding is a process that involves analyzing query strings or path parameters included in URLs. This process makes the data contained in the URL easier for software to understand and display in its original format.

Can I use URL encoding on Linux, Mac OS, iOS, or Android?

Yes, you are able to utilize free URL Encoding on any operating system that includes a web browser.

Can URLs be safely encoded using this application?

We guarantee the safe and secure utilization of our free online URL Encoding tool. Any data uploaded is promptly removed from our servers once it has been processed. We do not retain or examine the information entered in any way.