How to insert a link in Google Docs


Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope

When creating a Google Docs document, you may want to include a link, or hyperlink, to an external website. Links are useful for creating a bibliography to cite your sources, link to another Google Doc, reference a YouTube video, or another instance that requires a page to be opened in Google Docs.

How to insert a link in Google Docs

  1. Select the portion of text you want to link to an external page by dragging your cursor across the text.
  2. Click the Insert link icon, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K.

Insert link option in Google Docs

  1. In the Link text box, enter the URL of the external website, or paste the URL from the clipboard using Ctrl+V.
  2. Click Apply.

Tip: The text in a link can be edited like any other text. If you would like to change the URL text, or remove the link altogether, click on the link and select Change or Remove.

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