It’s always helpful to insert the direct link to a website you are referring to in an email message. While you could copy/paste the entire URL, sometimes it’s really long and looks messy in your message. Instead, use a select word or words to make linkable.
In this example, I will be using Gmail to compose a message and insert a link.
- In your Internet browser, go to the desired website and copy the URL from the address bar at the top.
- Log into your Gmail account and compose your message.
- Select the word or words you want to make linkable/”clickable”. Then hover your mouse over the formatting toolbar at the bottom and click on the “Insert link” button.
- In that popup window, paste the copied URL in the text box. Click on “OK”.
- Now the text you selected is hyperlinked.
- If you click on it once, you will see the full link appear below in a small popup box with options to “change” or “remove” the link, or click it to test it out. (Note: It won’t show like this with the link in a popup box once you send your message. When the recipient clicks once on the link in the message, it will open the website in his/her browser.)