How to Remove a Link from a Document in Google Docs

The ability to add a link to a document is something that can come in handy for any program that allows that functionality. Creating a clickable object called a hyperlink means that someone can click on a word in your document and open a page on the Internet that is relevant to the topic of the document.

But you may find that a linked page in no longer relevant to the document, that the page has been removed, or that you simply don’t need to include the link inside the document. Fortunately removing a hyperlink in Google Docs is almost as simple as creating one in the first place, so you should be able to take the link out of your document in just a few moments.

How to Delete a Link in Google Docs

The steps in this article were performed on a document in Google Docs that has an existing hyperlink. Once you complete these steps, the link will be removed. However, the text to which the hyperlink is applied (also called “anchor text”) will remain in the document. Additionally, the underline that indicates the presence of a link will be removed, unless you have separately applied additional formatting to the text. If you need to draw a line through a word, read this article on using strikethrough in Google Docs.

Step 1: Go to Google Drive at and double-click on the document containing the hyperlink that you want to remove.

Step 2: Click on any part of the text containing the hyperlink.

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Step 3: Click the Remove button to delete the hyperlink from the document.

how to remove a hyperlink in google docs

Is there a lot of formatting in your document, and you would prefer to simply remove all of it? Learn how to clear formatting in Google Docs to revert formatted text to its default state. newsletter
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