How to Put Hyperlinks in Google Slides?

When creating a Google Slide presentation, there will come the point where you may need to embed a hyperlink. A hyperlink in Google Slides, and in general, is defined as a word, phrase, or image that, when selected, takes the user to a preselected document, webpage, or even a section within the actual Google Slide presentation itself. Usually denoted by an underlined blue text, as seen on the right, hyperlinks are widely used online to assist in directing traffic to the desired webpage or document for which the user is searching.

Using hyperlinks in Google Slides, your presentation will take on a more polished and professional look instead of having a lengthy URL. With the above in mind, it is beneficial to know where and how to place hyperlinks in Google Slides properly. By following the steps in the tutorial below, you will be able to do so with ease.

Step 1: Identify

Put hyperlink in Google slides

Put hyperlink in Google slides

We need to identify where in the presentation you wish to place the hyperlink for our first step. Keeping in mind that you can select a specific word, group of words, or image in which to place the hyperlink, the chosen word(s) or image should relate to the topic to which the hyperlinked page pertains. If the selected word/image is about content marketing, the hyperlink should take the user to a web page relevant to that topic. Ensuring that the chosen word/image is associated with the hyperlinked page, the user can navigate between your presentation and relevant webpages with ease

Step 2: Selecting and Setting

Now that you resolved where you want to set your hyperlink, we will go over how to do so. Placing a hyperlink in Google Slides is relatively simple and can be accomplished by one of the following methods:

Toolbar Method

  1. Select the chosen word(s)/image you want to hyperlink by left-clicking and dragging over it.
  2. Navigate to and click the ‘Insert’ tab in the toolbar at the top of the screen. Follow the drop-down and select the ‘Link’ option. 
    Toolbar Method add hyperlink

    Toolbar Method add hyperlink

  3. Below your highlighted word, a pop-up box will appear where you can either search for or paste your desired URL.
  4. Click ‘Apply,’ and you will have successfully embedded a hyperlink in your Google Slides presentation. 
    Apply

    Apply

Right-Click Method

  1. Repeat step one from the previous method.
  2. This time, right-click and follow the drop-down and select the “Link’ option. 
    Google slides hyperlink text or image

    Google slides hyperlink text or image

  3. Below your highlighted word, a pop-up box will appear where you can either search for or paste your desired URL.
  4. Click ‘Apply,’ and you will have successfully embedded a hyperlink in your Google Slides presentation.

Conclusion

As you can see, hyperlinks not only serve an essential part of any presentation but are incredibly easy to implement as well. It is beneficial to keep this in mind next time you set out to create a Google Slide presentation as it will result in a more refined finished product.

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