A Complete Guide to Adding Hyperlinks in Google Slides on Mobile and PC

Create presentations using online tools like Google Slides helps with homework quickly. Although you can add several interactive elements, a large audience still prefers to master the basics with hyperlinks on slides. So you can create interactive slides by adding links to your presentation in Google Slides and add hyperlink to text or image. Let’s see how to add links to an image or text in Google Slides on mobile and desktop in this guide.



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Links can be to any external website or other Google products such as Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc. You can even link to a slide from the same presentation or another Google Slides presentation.

Let’s get started and know how to add hyperlinks to Google Slides on Android, iOS and PC. We’ve also covered some bonus tips at the end.

How to Add Hyperlinks to Google Slides on Computer

There are four ways to add a link in Google Slides on PC.

Method 1

To create a hyperlink with text or an image, you must first select it. Double-click the required text to select it. Click once on the image to select it. Next, click on the Insert link option present on the top bar.



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The Add Link dialog will open. Paste the link or search for a relevant website using the same box. Once you find the link, click the Apply button. You can also link to slides in the same presentation as shown below.



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How to link to an existing slide in the same presentation

When the add link dialog opens, click the “Slides in this presentation” box. Select the required slide from the list. You can also add the next or previous slide to the current slide.



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Method 2

To create a hyperlink to text, double-click the text to select it. Then right-click on it and select Link from the menu.



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A dialog box will open. Paste the required website link in the Link box or link to a slide. Click the Apply button.



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Method 3

Select the image by clicking on it and double-click on the text. Next, click on the Insert option from the top menu bar. Select Link from the menu. Add an external link or a link to an existing slide, as you did in the two methods above.



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Method 4: Use Keyboard Shortcut

To make things easier, you can use the generic keyboard shortcut for adding links in Google Slides. Select the image (click once) or text (double-click), then use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + K (Windows) and Command + K (Mac) to open the link box. Add a link or connect to a slide.

Pro Tip: Check out the best Google Drive keyboard shortcuts to make your job easier.

How to Edit or Remove Links from Google Slides on Computer

To edit or remove an added link, click the linked image or text in Google Slides. The link box will open. Click the Edit icon to replace the link. If you want to completely remove the text or image link, click the Remove icon.



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How to Add Hyperlinks to Google Slides on Android and iOS

Method 1: Android and iOS

Step 1: Launch the Google Slides app and open the presentation.

2nd step: Open the slide you want to edit.

Step 3: Select the image or text you want to hyperlink. To select an image, tap it once. To select text, long press it. Tap the add (+) icon at the top. Choose Link from the menu.



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Step 4: Paste the link of a website, Google Docs document, PDF file, etc., in the available box. You can also tap Slides and choose the slide in the current presentation that you want to link to. Click the tick icon at the top to save changes.



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Pro Tip: Learn how to save a Google Docs document as a PDF file.

Method 2: Android only

Select the image or text in your presentation. A menu with options such as Cut, Copy, Paste, etc., will open. Tap the three dots on this menu and select Insert Link. Paste the link or attach a slide as shown above.



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How to edit or remove links from Google Slides on mobile

On Android, tap the linked item (image or text). Select Edit Link if you want to edit or replace the link. Tap Unlink to unlink the object.



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On the iPhone, repeat the steps for adding a link as shown in Method 1. Then add a new link in the available area or tap the cross icon to remove the link. Tap the tick icon to save changes.



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Tip 1: How to Link a Google Doc, Spreadsheets or Form to Google Slide

There are two ways to achieve this.

Method 1

When the link box opens, find your file using the link box. Related documents available in your Google Drive account will be displayed. Click on the one you want to use.



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Method 2

If the above method does not work, you need to generate a shareable link for your file. To do this, open the Google Docs document, form, or sheet. Click the File option at the top and select Share.



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Then copy the link and open your Google slide. Insert a link using any method mentioned in this article and paste the link in the website box. Click Apply.



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Tip 2: How to insert a slide from another presentation

In addition to linking to slides in the same presentation, you can even link to another presentation available in your Google account. To do this, follow these steps:

To note: This method can be performed from a computer only. It does not work through the Google Slides mobile apps.

Step 1: Open the Google Slides presentation that you want to link to your current presentation.

2nd step: In the left sidebar, select the slides you want to copy and link. To select multiple slides, click the first slide, and with Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) pressed on the keyboard, click the other sides. Once selected, right-click on any selected slide and choose Copy. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + C (Windows) and Command + C (Mac) to copy slides.



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Step 3: Open the Google Slide presentation where you want to paste and link the slide.

Step 4: Click on the left sidebar slide where you want to paste it. Right-click on the slide and press Paste or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V (Windows) and Command + V (Mac) to paste the slide.



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Step 5: You will be asked whether or not you want to link to the original presentation. Click on “Link to original presentation”.



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Tip 3: How to Link PDF in Google Slides

You cannot link a PDF directly in Google Slides. What you can do is upload the PDF file to Google Drive and generate a shareable link for the same. Then add that link to the image or text in Google Slides using one of the methods here.

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As you have seen, you can easily add a link to an external website, other Google products (Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.) or even slides from the same or different presentations. With links, you can create clickable Google slides that can be used to create a table of contents page or custom pages using Bitmojis.

Next :

Once you’ve added Bitmojis and links to your slides, you can animate objects to make them more interactive. Learn how to add animations in Google Slides from the following link.

Last updated November 5, 2020


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