How to Insert a Hyperlink in Gmail [Text & Images]

How to make a hyperlink in Gmail?

Have you tried including a link in the body of a G

Have you tried including a link in the body of a Gmail message? What does the final output look like? Well, if you paste the URL into the email body, you’ll see a long string of random symbols, letters, and even numbers at times.

This can look unprofessional, especially when you’re emailing your boss, business partner, or even a customer.

To avoid that nonsense, this step-by-step guide explains how to make a hyperlink in Gmail both on the web and mobile applications. You’ll learn how to include text and image hyperlinks as well as adding nicely formatted links in your Gmail signature.

Note: Create hyperlinks through the web application if you have access to a desktop or laptop computer because it is easier and straightforward.

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How To Create A Hyperlink In Gmail?

Including a hyperlink in an email is a nice and brief method of giving your reader a link to click on without taking up extra space with long URLs. Thankfully, Gmail makes it simple to embed hyperlinks into text, photos, and even GIFs. Follow these steps to create a hyperlink in Gmail.

7. Insert the URL you want to link to and press OK

When text is used as a hyperlink, it is often high

When text is used as a hyperlink, it is often highlighted and coloured differently.

By completing these steps, you will have successfully added a hyperlink to your email.

How to Hyperlink Text in Gmail

Step 1. Open Gmail and sign in.

Step 2. Compose a new email.

Step 3. Add your text and highlight the part into which you want to insert a hyperlink.

Step 4. Click on the Insert link icon at the botto

Step 4. Click on the Insert link icon at the bottom of the email (or the shortcut of Ctrl + K on your keyboard).

Step 5. Type in the URL you want to link to and cl

Step 5. Type in the URL you want to link to and click OK.

Step 6. Check that the text you’ve highlighted is

Step 6. Check that the text you’ve highlighted is now displaying blue and underlined. When you hover on the link, the URL should be displayed, with an option to Change or Remove the link.

How to Add a Link to an Image in Gmail

To add a hyperlink to an image, you’ll need to sign in to your Gmail account. Click on the image icon at the bottom to choose the image you want to add, and click on the blue “Insert” button.

The image will appear in the area where the cursor is at that moment. If you want the image to be at the bottom, you’ll need to place the cursor down there.

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How to Resize the Image

If you’re not happy with the size of the image, click on it and resize it by clicking on one of the corners. You can make it as big or small as you’d like by dragging it until it is a perfect size. To add the hyperlink to your image, click as many times as necessary to the right of the image until it turns blue. When the image is highlighted in blue, click on the link icon at the bottom.

When you click OK, the text you wanted the link to show will be right under the image. If you ever want to remove it or make any changes to it, click on the image to see the options for that. You can also see the address you added in case you forget to double-check the URL you added.

To test that the link works, click on the “Test this link” option right below where you entered the URL. A new window will appear with the URL’s website. If everything looks and works okay, you can click on the blue OK button at the bottom-right.

If you click on the “Remove” option, the link will be removed, but the text that you added will remain below the image. To remove it, just erase. By clicking on the URL when you click on the image, the site you added will be opened in a new tab and not in a new window.

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Conclusion:

Adding text and image hyperlinks in the Gmail message body is an excellent way to promote your products, website, social media pages, or more. Without cluttering your message with long strings of symbols and letters, you can use a well-formatted link to get your message across.

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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 and images into emails is one thing, but did you know you can also add GIFs to an email?

How to create a hyperlink in your Gmail signature

The tips we’ve given so far apply only to adding text or image hyperlinks to Gmail messages. But what about adding hyperlinks to your Gmail signature?

Your signature appears in every email you send, making it the perfect place to add links to your website, social media pages, or even a top piece of content you really want to show off. You can do this with both text and image hyperlinks.

Both begin the same way––by opening your signature settings in Gmail.

To find them, log in to the Gmail web app. On the home dashboard, select the gear icon in the upper right hand corner:

Benefits of creating hyperlinks

Hyperlinks are helpful because they provide recipients of emails with an easy way to view important links. They also provide employees with an organized approach to sending links as opposed to pasting an entire URL into an email. This is especially beneficial when you want to share multiple links in one email, as hyperlinks can make a message shorter and more concise. If you use a hyperlink, a recipient can also simply click on the link instead of manually copying and pasting the URL into a new tab.

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How to Hyperlink an Image

Step 1. Open Gmail and sign in.

Step 2. Compose a new email.

Step 3. Click on the Insert photo icon at the bottom of the email (or drag and drop an image from your device).

Step 4. Click on the image into which you want to

Step 4. Click on the image into which you want to insert a hyperlink.

Step 5. Click Change in the toolbar under the imag

Step 5. Click Change in the toolbar under the image.

Step 6. Type in the URL you want to link to and click OK.

Step 7. Go back to the image in your email and che

Step 7. Go back to the image in your email and check the right URL appears in the text box when you click on the image. When you hover on the link, the URL should be displayed, with an option to Change or Remove the link.

Right Inbox lets you insert GIFs into an email, which you can also add a hyperlink to. Simply click the Add GIF button at the top of the compose window, and follow the same process as you would an image.

Additional Reading: How to Add a Link to an Image in Gmail

How to Include a Hyperlink in Your Gmail Signature (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed in Google Chrome, but will work in other Web browsers as well. Note that this signature will only be included in emails that you send from a browser. this signature will not be added to emails that you send from a third-party application, such as your phone’s Mail app, or Microsoft Outlook.

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  • Anonymous

Jun 27, 2016

    Anonymous Jun 27, 2016

    “The detailed description on the hyperlink, demonstrating with the large reed cursor as if real really helped. Just like watching a video. It’s so impressive. And first noting that the email must be set to rich text mode.” …” more

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