Adding a hyperlink to a document is a useful way to let your readers check out additional information about a topic. They can click that link at their leisure, then view the Web page that you have directed them to.
Unfortunately it’s possible to enter a link incorrectly, or a Web page could go down or change, thereby rendering the actual link target ineffective. Luckily those links aren’t set in stone, and can be edited just like the regular text in your document. Our guide below will show you how to edit a hyperlink in Google Docs if you find that an existing one is incorrect.
How to Change a Link in a Google Docs Document
The steps in this article are going to show you how to change the URL for an existing link in a Google Docs document. This assumes that you currently have a document in Google Docs that contains a hyperlink, and that you know the correct URL that you want to change that link to.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive and open the document containing the link that you want to change.
Step 2: Locate the existing hyperlink that you want to change.
Step 3: Click inside the linked text, then choose the Change option.
Step 4: Change the existing link to the correct one, then click the Apply button.
Are you working on a document with multiple people, and you need to ask a question about something in that document? Find out how to add a comment so that others can view questions or potential edits without needing edit the actual content of the document.