How to insert hyperlinks in images in gmail

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Marshall Gunnell is a writer with experience in the data storage industry. He worked at Synology, và most recently as CMO và technical staff writer at StorageReviews. He"s currently an API/Software Technical Writer at LINE Corporation in Tokyo, nhật bản, runs ITEnterpriser, a data-storage & cybersecurity-focused online media, and plays with development, with his RAID calculator being his first public project. Read more...

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Adding hyperliên kết is an efficient way of getting your reader to lớn the intended website page. Though it’s no secret that you can add hyperliên kết to text, Gmail also lets you add hyperliên kết lớn images in the toàn thân of the email. Here’s how to make it happen.


Inserting Images in Gmail

We’ll assume that you’re already in your Gmail account. If not, go ahead và get there. When you’re ready, select the “Compose” button which can be found at the top-left corner.

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Once selected, the “New Message” window will appear. When you’ve filled out the gmail address (1) và subject (2), and typed the body toàn thân of your message (3), go ahead and place the cursor where you want to insert your image (4).

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Clichồng the “Insert Photo” inhỏ at the bottom of the window.

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In the “Insert Photo” window, you can drag an image or browse for one. If the image you’re looking for isn’t in your profile’s “Photos” or “Albums,” then you can browse the website or upload one from your computer.

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After you select the image, but before you insert it, make sure lớn select the “Inline” option at the bottom-right corner of the screen. You have the option of inserting the image as an attachment, but that won’t allow us lớn achieve our goals here.

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Click “Insert” when you’re ready.

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Your image will now appear in the toàn thân of the gmail. Don’t worry if the image is a bit large—you can reform size it. Select the image, grab the handle at any corner, & then drag it to lớn the desired form size.

Inserting Hyperlink in Images

Now you’re ready lớn insert a hyperliên kết. Highlight the image by clicking and dragging your cursor over it.

Note: You must highlight the image this way instead of just clicking lớn select it if you want khổng lồ insert a hyperliên kết.

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Next, select the “Insert Link” ibé at the bottom of the window. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+K.

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You’ll now be greeted by the “Edit Link” window. In the “Text to display” box, you should see the image name followed by the image format type. If this field is blank, you didn’t highlight your image. Go baông chồng & try again.


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In the “Link to” section, enter the URL you want to lớn use. Cliông chồng “OK” when you’re done.

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You’ve sầu now successfully inserted a hyperlinks in an image in Gmail. As a matter of good practice though, let’s confirm that the liên kết was correctly inserted. Go ahead and select the image again. If you inserted the hyperliên kết properly, you’ll see a “Go to lớn link” message followed by the destination URL.

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Once the recipient receives the gmail, all they need to lớn vì chưng is cliông xã the image to navigate to the URL!


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Marshall GunnellMarshall Gunnell is a writer with experience in the data storage industry. He worked at Synology, và most recently as CMO và technical staff writer at StorageReviews. He"s currently an API/Software Technical Writer at LINE Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, runs ITEnterpriser, a data-storage và cybersecurity-focused online media, and plays with development, with his RAID calculator being his first public project. Read Full Bio »

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