How to Add, Edit, and Remove a Hyperlink in Google Docs

Google Docs allows you to connect one document with another by adding a hyperlink to the selected text. By this, you can add other references through links to other websites.

In this tutorial, we will go through the steps to add, edit, or remove the hyperlink from the text.

Steps to Add a Hyperlink

  1. First, open the new or existing Google Docs file.
  2. After that, select the text where you want to add the hyperlink.
  3. Then, go to Insert and select Link from the drop-down menu.
  4. Alternatively, click the Insert link icon in the toolbar to add a web address.
  5. Next, the pop-up box appears where you can see the Search or paste a link box.
  6. Type or paste the URL you want to link and click Apply.
  7. The selected text will turn blue and underlined when the link is attached.

Add a Hyperlink using the Keyboard Shortcut

Another method to add a hyperlink is using the keyboard shortcut method.

  1. Select the text to add the link.
  2. Then, press Ctrl + K.
  3. It will open a new window where you can add a link by typing or pasting.
  4. Click Apply, and the text converts into the underlined form.

Edit the Hyperlink

If the added link is not working, you can easily edit it using the steps below.

  1. Click on the hyperlink in the Docs file and then select the Edit link icon.
  2. Now, you can edit the text or the link, whatever you want.
  3. Finally, click Apply, and the changes will update to the document.

Remove a Hyperlink

Removing the hyperlink from the selected text is quite easy if you no longer need it. You need to follow the below steps to do.

  1. In Google Docs, click on the hyperlink.
  2. Next, select the remove link icon from the pop-up window.
  3. The text will return to normal once you click the remove icon.