How to Add a Hyperlink in Google Docs

It’s quite common for documents to reference or mention a Web page. Whether this is identifying the source of information included in the document, or simply pointing out a useful site that contains additional information on the topic, including a link to a Web page will let your readers click on that link and read more information.

Most word processing applications have ways for you to add a link, and Google Docs is no different. Our tutorial below will show you how to add a hyperlink to a document in Google Docs so that your readers can click on that link and be taken to the site you want them to see.


How to Insert a Link in a Google Docs Document

The steps in this article assume that you have a Google Docs document already, and that it contains text that you want to turn into a hyperlink. Additionally, you should have the Web page to which you want to link open, or you should know the address of the site at which the hyperlink will point.

Step 1: Go to your Google Drive at and open the document into which you want to add the hyperlink.


Step 2: Highlight the text to which you will be adding the link.

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Step 3: Click the Insert link button in the toolbar above the document.

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Step 4: Type or paste the address of the desired Web page into the Link field, then click the Apply button.

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