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How to hyperlink in Gmail on your phone

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How many times have you sworn at your phone because you can’t hyperlink in the Gmail mobile app? You highlight the word, tap, swipe, swipe back, swear you missed it, try again, and then eventually move on to cursing.

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You’d think it wouldn’t be hard to have some sort of double-click and link situation, but alas—you have to use a workaround. Here’s how to make a hyperlink in Gmail from within the mobile app.

The short version:

  1. Type your message.

  2. Copy the URL from the source, and paste it at the bottom of the message.

  3. Close out of the draft, then go back into it. ?‍♀️

  4. Type the words you want to hyperlink somewhere within the URL.

  5. Delete everything but the words you want to hyperlink.

  6. Cut and paste the hyperlinked text into the message wherever you want it.

(How is this real?)

Keep reading for screenshots.

How to create a hyperlink in Gmail on the mobile app

1. Type your message. (Resist the urge the double-click and look for a hyperlink option—it’s not there.)

Gmail message with text highlighted

2. Copy the URL from wherever it is, and paste it into the bottom of the message.

URL at the bottom of the email

3. The URL won’t hyperlink automatically, so you need to close out of the draft, then go back into it. At that point, it’ll be hyperlinked.

Hyperlinked URL at the bottom of the email

4. Type the words you want to hyperlink somewhere within the URL.

Typing the words to hyperlink within the URL

5. Delete everything but the words you want to hyperlink.

The hyperlinked text at the bottom of the email

6. Cut and paste the hyperlink into the message wherever you want it.

The hyperlinked text within the body of the email

Check out those timestamps—that took me two minutes. Not bad, but way longer than it should take to add a hyperlink to an email.



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