How to Edit a Hyperlink in Google Docs

When you add a link to text in your Google Docs document you are giving your readers a simple way to click a link and visit a Web page that is relevant to your content.

But you may need to know how to edit a hyperlink in Google Docs if either the linked anchor text or the link itself is wrong and you need to change something about it.

How to Rename a Link in Google Docs

  1. Open the document.
  2. Click on any of the link text.
  3. Choose the Change option.
  4. Edit the anchor text or link, then click Apply.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to rename a link in Google Docs, including pictures of these steps.

Hyperlinks are a great way to share additional information with people that is related to the content in your document.

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.

If you are currently just using Google drive for your Docs, Sheets, or Slides files, then read our upload PDF to Google Drive guide to learn about adding other types of files, too.

How to Change a Link in Google Docs (Guide with Pictures)

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.

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Step 3: Select the Change option.

how to rename a link in Google Docs

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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Now that you know how to rename a link in Google Docs you will be able to quickly and easily change the anchor text or the link address for any existing link in one of your documents.

Are you tired of Google Docs automatically creating a hyperlink when you type a Web address into a document? Find out how to turn off automatic hyperlinking in Google Docs to stop the application from creating clickable links on its own.

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