URL Decode

URL Decode

free online tool for decoding URLs

About URL Decode Online

URL Decoder is a free online tool for decoding URLs. Get started by typing or pasting a URL encoded string in the input text area, the tool will automatically decode your input string in real time.

Once your input string is decoded, you can click in the output text area to copy the decoded URL.

Note that, our tool assumes that the input is encoded using UTF-8 encoding scheme. The world wide web consortium recommends using UTF-8 encoding scheme when working with URLs.

How does URL Decoding work?

Following rules are applied for decoding query strings, path parameters, or HTML form parameters:

  • The alphanumeric characters a - zA - Z, and 0 - 9 remain the same.
  • Safe characters like -_~, and ~ remain the same.
  • Any sequence of the form %xy is treated as a byte where xy is the two-digit hexadecimal representation of the 8 bits. Then, all substrings that contain one or more of these byte sequences consecutively is replaced by the character(s) whose encoding would result in those consecutive bytes.

Common URL decoding examples

Encoded String Decoded Character
%20 space
%25 %
%26 &
%2B +
%2F /
%3D =
%3F ?
%40 @