Have your own website you want to create a link in your Google document? 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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On the document edit screen, select the text to which you want to add a link. It can be any text in your document.
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).
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.
Your selected text now has your chosen link.
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.
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.
In the menu that opens, press “Insert link”. If you don’t see this option, tap the three dots, then select “Insert link.”
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.
Your link is now added to the selected text.
To edit or delete your link, tap on the link and you will see different options.
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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