Google Docs gives you the ability to create hyperlinks in your documents that readers can then click to open a Web page. You can create these links manually or, depending on the settings in the application and the information that you have typed, Google Docs can even create some links automatically.
But you may find that a link is incorrect, or that you would like to change the Web page destination when someone clicks the link. Luckily it’s possible to edit an existing hyperlink in Google Docs so that you can choose any anchor text and destination URL that you want for any of the links in your document.
How to Change a Link in Google Docs
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome. This guide assumes that you already have a Google Docs file containing a link that you want to change. You will be able to change either the URL of the link, the anchor text of the link, or both.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive account and double-click the Docs file containing the link that you want to change.
Step 2: Click anywhere on the hyperlink that you want to change.
Step 3: Select the Change option.
Step 4: Change the information in the Text field if you wish to modify the anchor text, change the information in the Link field if you want to change the destination of the clicked hyperlink, then click the Apply button to make the change.
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