How to Create a Hyperlink in Google Docs

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Want to link to your own website in your Google Doc? Or maybe a reference to a knowledgeable source? Make a hyperlink. You can add links to any chosen text in your documents, and we’ll show you how.

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Create a hyperlink in Google Docs on desktop

On your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, open a web browser and navigate to the Google Docs site. Select the document where you want to add a hyperlink.

On the document edit screen, select the text to which you want to add a link. It can be any text in your document.

Select text in Google Docs.

While your text is selected, in the Google Docs toolbar at the top, click the “Insert link” option (a string icon). You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K (Windows, Linux, and Chromebook) or Command+K (Mac).

Click on "Insert a link" in the toolbar.

A “Search or paste a link” box will open. In this box, type or paste the link you want to add to your text. Then press Enter.

Enter the link in the "Find or paste a link" box and press Enter.

Your selected text now has your chosen link.

Hypertext text in Google Docs.

If you want to edit or remove the link, click the link once. You will then see an option to copy the link, edit the link, and delete the link. Select the action you want to perform.

Options for editing hyperlinks in Google Docs.

And that’s how you make your Google Docs documents interactive by adding links. So, you can also add links to the Windows 10 Start menu.

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Create a hyperlink in Google Docs on mobile

On your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the Google Docs app to add hyperlinks to your documents.

First, open the Google Docs app on your phone. In the app, select the document to add a link to, then tap the edit document icon.

On the edit screen, select the text to which you want to add a link.

Select the text to add a hyperlink.

In the menu that opens, press “Insert link”. If you don’t see this option, tap the three dots, then select “Insert link.”

Faucet "Insert a link" in the menu.

You will see an “Insert Link” screen. Here, tap on the “Link” field and type or paste the link you want to add. Next, in the upper right corner, tap the tick icon.

Enter the link to add.

Your link is now added to the selected text.

A link added to the text.

To edit or delete your link, tap on the link and you will see different options.

Edit the link in Google Docs.

And that’s how you add references as links in your Google Docs documents. Very useful!


Use Microsoft Word for your documents? It is just as easy to add links to your documents in this application.

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