How to Turn Off Link Previews in

With the default settings in email, a preview of a linked Web page is shown whenever you add a hyperlink to an email that you are composing or when you receive an email that has linked text.

While this can be helpful and something that some people like to use, you might prefer to compose or view links in a more compact manner.

Fortunately, this setting called a link preview, is something that you can choose to turn off when you are using the browser version of

Our tutorial below will show you where to find and disable this setting so that this behavior stops.

How to Stop Showing Link Previews in

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome. Other desktop Web browsers can also be used to perform these steps.

Once you complete this guide, you will have changed a setting in your account so that you no longer see previews of a website when you view a link in an email message. You will still be able to click a link and visit that site, but the preview will no longer be included in the email.

Step 1: Sign in to your email account.

Step 2: Click the gear icon at the top-right corner of the window.

click gear icon in email

Step 3: Select the View full settings link at the bottom of the menu.

open full settings

Step 4: Choose the Compose and reply option in the center column of the menu.

how disable previews of hyperlinks in email

Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and click the box to the left of Preview links in email under the Link preview section of the menu. You can then click Save at the top-right of the menu to apply the change.

how turn off link previews in

Now that you know how to turn off link previews in, you can use this setting to stop those previews from occurring.

This menu contains a lot of different options to customize your experience with email. Find out how to enable a notification sound, for example, if you would like an audio alert whenever you receive a new email in an open window.

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