Documents that you create in Google Docs can serve a variety of purposes, but one common trait that they share is the desire to inform their readers about something. This can take form in a variety of ways, including the addition of resources that can provide additional information about a specific topic. One way that you can do this is by adding a hyperlink to your document.
Links are found in many types of content, and they are useful because they provide a simple way for a reader to navigate to a particular Web page that is relevant to what they are reading. Our guide below will show you how to add a hyperlink to a document that you are writing in Google Docs.
How to Create a Link in Google Docs
The steps in this article were performed in the Google Chrome Web browser. Once you completed this article you will have added a clickable link to your document that a reader will be able to click to open a link on the Internet.
Step 1: Go to your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive and open the document to which you would like to add a hyperlink.
Step 2: Select the text in the document to which you want to add the hyperlink. This is also referred to as “anchor text.”
Step 3: Click the link button in the gray toolbar above the document.
Step 4: Type (or paste) the link address into the Link field, then click the blue Apply button.
Did you accidentally add a link to the wrong place in your document, or is the link pointing to a different page on the Internet than you would like? Learn how to remove a link in Google Docs if you don’t need it, or if you would like to redo it.
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