How to Turn Off Link Previews in Yahoo Mail

Adding a link to an email is a great way to let an email contact visit a Web page that is relevant to the conversation that you are having.

Yahoo Mail has a feature where, after you create a link in the body of an email, a preview of the linked Web page will be generated. This can be beneficial for some email users, but you may find that you don’t like the way it looks.

Fortunately, this setting called a link preview, is something that you can turn off in your account. Our tutorial below will show you how to disable the link previews in Yahoo Mail so that the only part of your link is the underlined clickable text.

How to Disable Previews of Links in Yahoo Mail

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome but will also work in other desktop Web browsers.

This guide assumes that currently, when you type a Web page address into an email message that Yahoo is also generating a preview of the linked Web page, which it displays below the link. Following these steps will stop that behavior so that you only have the link.

Step 1: Go to and sign into your Yahoo Mail account.

Step 2: Hover over the gear icon at the top-right of the window, then choose the Settings option.

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Step 3: Choose the Writing email tab at the left side of the menu.

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Step 4: Click the box to the left of Automatically generate a preview of links, then click the Save button at the bottom of the menu to apply the change.

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Now that you know how to turn off link previews in Yahoo Mail, you won’t ned to worry about seeing a pop-up with information about a website whenever you hover over a link in an email.

Do you have another email account that you would like to be able to manage without leaving Yahoo Mail? Find out how to add another email account in Yahoo Mail and make it a little easier to view and send emails from more than one account.

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