How to Add Hyperlinks in Emails Using Gmail App

If you are someone who uses the Gmail app on smartphones to send links to important articles or web pages, you probably know that there is no way to add custom text links, i.e. no way to create a hyperlink. However, going through Reddit, we found a trick that will let you add a link to a pre-built phrase on the Gmail app.

How to Add Hyperlinks in Emails on Gmail App

So, here is how you can add hyperlinks to your emails on Gmail app.

  • First of all, open webpage you want to add to your email.

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  • Copy URL of the page.

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  • Then open the Gmail app on your device and press the “Compose” button to start composing a new email.
  • After giving the recipient’s details, paste url link in the body of the email.

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  • Now, tap the back button in the upper left corner to return to. This will automatically save your unfinished email to the “Drafts” folder.
  • Go to the “Drafts” folder and open the email where you added the link.

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  • This time when the email opens, you will see that the link has turned blue and is now clickable.

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  • Now take the input cursor and place it anywhere in the middle of the link.
  • Between, write custom text that you want your recipient to read.

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  • After completing your custom text, erase original texts from URL.

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  • You will now have blue clickable text with a hyperlink.

Yeah, I know, it’s quite a complicated and time-consuming process, that too for such a simple task. And I’m quite surprised that with all the development of the Gmail app, Google still doesn’t allow users to add hyperlinks in emails.

So, until the Mountain View-based tech giant officially supports hyperlinks for the Gmail app on Android and iOS, we have to use this trick to get the job done.

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