Gmail Insert Text Hyperlink

How to Insert a Hyperlink in Gmail in 4 Easy Steps

Copy and pasting links into email can look ugly, especially when the links are really long. One way to make things look a little nicer is by hyperlinking. Hyperlinking is a way to make clickable links out of text and images. Fortunately, Gmail supports this and makes it super easy to add them. Here’s how to hyperlink in Gmail.

You’ll have to use the desktop version of Gmail for this as the mobile Gmail app unfortunately does not support hyperlinking.

How to Hyperlink Text in Gmail

Step 1: Open mail.google.com in your web browser and compose a new email

Gmail compose button highlighted

Step 2: Add some text and highlight the part you want to hyperlink

Gmail Email Text Highlighted

Step 3: Click the Insert link icon to the right of the Send button

Gmail Email Insert Link Button

You can also hit Ctrl + K on your keyboard as a shortcut.

Step 4: Type or paste the URL you want to hyperlink to in the URL box and the click OK

Gmail Insert Text Hyperlink

The text you highlighted earlier should appear as blue and underlined in the email.

Gmail Hyperlinked Text

How to Hyperlink an Image

Step 1: Open mail.google.com in your web browser and compose a new email

Gmail compose button highlighted

Step 2: Click the Insert photo icon to the right of Send and select an image to insert

You can also drag and drop an image from your computer.

Gmail Insert Photo Button

Step 3: Highlight the image like you would when highlighting text and click the Insert link icon at the right of send

Gmail Highlight Image Insert Link

Step 4: Click the image and then click Change in the tool bar that appears underneath it

Gmail Change Image Link

Step 5: Type or paste the URL you want to hyperlink to in the URL box and the click OK

Gmail Insert Image Hyperlink

The image you highlighted earlier should now be hyperlinked to the URL you provided above.

Gmail Hyperlinked Image

Final Thoughts

Using hyperlinks in email is a good way to reduce their length and make them look more professional. Thankfully, Gmail makes it easy to add them.

Inserting links into email is one thing, but have you ever wanted to add a GIF to an email?

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