How to Add a Link to a Picture in Google Docs

Links are an important part of the websites you visit. It makes it easy for you to find related information by simply clicking the link. But you might be wondering how to add a link to a picture in Google Docs so your readers can do something similar.

Documents that you create in word processing applications like Microsoft Word and Google Docs are often improved with the additional of other objects.

Whether it’s a picture or a chart, sometimes things other than text are beneficial to a document.

But you might have a picture in your document that you would like others to click in order to visit a Web page and read additional relevant information.

Fortunately you can hyperlink an image in Google Docs to achieve this result.

How to Add a Link to a Picture in Google Docs

  1. Open the document.
  2. Select the picture.
  3. Click Insert.
  4. Choose Link.
  5. Type the Web page address, then click Apply.

Continue reading below for additional information on adding links to pictures in Google Docs, including pictures for these steps.

How to Hyperlink an Image in Google Docs

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Safari as well.

Step 1: Sign into you Google Drive and open the document to edit.

Step 2: Find the picture to link, then click on it to select it.

select the picture

Step 3: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.

click the Insert tab

Step 4: Choose the Link option from the bottom of the menu.

choose the Link option

Step 5: Type the Web page address (or paste it from an open tab with the Web page), then click the Apply button.

how to add a link to a picture in Google Docs

You can copy a Web page address by selecting the address at the top of a browser tab, then pressing Ctrl + C (Windows) or Command + C (Mac.)

If you click on the picture you will then see a little pop-up box that you can click to visit the linked Web page.

There is also a keyboard shortcut that you can use to link a Google Docs image when it’s selected. Simply select the picture, then press Ctrl + K (Windows) or Command + K (Mac) to bring up the hyperlink window.

Alternatively you could right-click on the picture, then choose the Link option from the shortcut menu that appears.

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