Hyperlinking text in google sheets has never been easier. In Google Sheets, you can hyperlink your cells in four easy ways.

If making a hyperlink easy wasn’t enough, Google Sheets also handles email addresses very well. If you hyperlink text and use an email address as the link, Google will automatically create a mailto link, which will open up a new compose window with your contact’s address pre-filled when clicked.

From the Google Support Site:

  1. Find and open your spreadsheet.
  2. Click the cell in your spreadsheet where you’d like the link to appear.
  3. Choose from the following options:
  4. Click the “Insert” drop-down menu and select Link.
  5. Click the link icon in the toolbar.
  6. Right click in your spreadsheet and select the Insert link option.
  7. Use the Ctrl + K keyboard shortcut (Cmd + K on a Mac).
  8. In the “Text” field that appears, type or edit the text you’d like displayed in the cell containing the link. Leave this field blank if you want the full URL to be displayed in your spreadsheet.
  9. In the “Link” field, you can either paste a URL or email address, or type in the field to begin a search of relevant links across web content and your Google Drive files. You can also click Find more below the search results to browse additional options.
  10. Click Apply.

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Pooja
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Pooja
September 5, 2012 6:57 pm

What if I have a list of number that represents a revisopn number and I wanted to create a hyper link to the the list of the revison number such that clicking on that number should take be to the associated description link of that revision?

Pooja
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Pooja
September 5, 2012 7:21 pm

Is it =HYPERLINK(CONCATENATE(“http://revision=”,C2,”.com”), C2)

Is there a way I can replace C2 with this ?

Mike
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Mike
September 8, 2012 2:27 am

This does not work for me. I receive a parser error.

vimal
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vimal
October 23, 2012 7:19 am

Hi Google Gooru,

I wanted to know, how can I place a hyperlink in Google spreadsheet which can open a doc or excel file saved on my local computer hard-disk.

Let me know.

JoAnne
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JoAnne
November 7, 2012 11:40 am

Can I link within a google drive spreadsheet?
I want a 1 word text in column A that is a hyperlink into a celll within that file
Thanks!

Keith
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November 7, 2012 6:57 pm

Can you hyperlink from one sheet to another sheet within the same spreadsheet?

Jesse
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Jesse
November 16, 2012 12:18 am

Hi I am wondering if links work within embeded spreadsheets? I created a spreadsheet with an image in a cell which is also a link, but when I goto the embded version of that sheet on my webpage, the link is null

any fixes?

Darryl
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Darryl
December 19, 2012 5:46 pm

Do you know of a way to add a mail link without showing the mailto code?

LT4412
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LT4412
January 2, 2013 9:39 pm
When I paste a link into a cell it creates the hyperlink that I want. BUT the dropdown, bubble/comment box displays “Go to link: http://… .pdf – Remove” The link is fine, I don’t want to remove it. And I no longer want to see this dropdown box b/c I’m ready to move on and it is covering the row below it. It is annoying. If I go out of the doc and come back in, it is gone – but I’m adding a lot of links, and don’t want to go out and come back into the doc. And… Read more »
Anne
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Anne
January 7, 2013 3:49 pm

Hi.

Thanks for all of this wonderful advice. I was trying to make a home page with a table of contents to link to other spreadsheet pages within the spreadsheet. I used =hyperlink(“[page URL]”; “[name of page]”. A hyperlink comes up, but when I click on it, a new tab in my browser opens and it takes me to the home page I inserted the hyperlink on, not to the hyperlinked page.

Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
Anne

Vanessa Dine
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Vanessa Dine
January 17, 2013 3:30 pm

Hi there:
I have a question about inserting a link in a spreadsheet. I copied and pasted the above code a week ago into my spreadsheet and it worked. Today, I’m trying the same exact thing and the URL doesn’t turn into text. Even when I copied and pasted this: =HYPERLINK( “www.google.com” ; “Search Google” )
It didn’t work. I get this: #ERROR
Did google change something?

Celsus
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Celsus
January 18, 2013 5:06 pm

It’s easy peasy in Excel – impossible in Google spreadsheets ? I have a .xls, the first 20 rows (screenful) of which lists a “table-of-contents” so-to-speak. On clicking one of these cells, the user is immediately transferred to the appropriate location within the same spreadsheet. Is this not possible in Google sites ?

Nate
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Nate
January 29, 2013 4:40 pm

How do you put multiple hyperlinks in the same cell? I have a list of about ten items, and they all must be hyperlinked and be in the same cell.

Amber
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Amber
January 30, 2013 8:27 pm

Is there a way that google can generate the url based on information in other cells? For example I have a name in Column A1 that I want to be the anchor text and the long url in column B1. Is there a way that google spreadsheet and read those and combine them with a formula to make the url with the text from A1 and the website in B1 and put that link in C1?

Rob
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Rob
February 9, 2013 5:24 am

Hello!
Is there a way to view, in the spreadsheet, the content of the hyperlinks? I mean, other than clicking on the links. There used to be a gadget called ‘Show and Tell Content Player’ that was kind of like a Ui App that basically embedded the URL content in the spreadsheet. You could also click “Next Page” and scroll through viewing multiple links in the spreadsheet. Like this: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArE5e4EQFYLodHgxNFlhOW81VnZ6SlFWdWZUNDljd3c#gid=5

But, Google is phasing out gadgets in spreadsheets. Looking for a way to recreate it.

David Garretson
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February 9, 2013 11:44 pm

I using a Google Spreadsheet and have a static IP with file servers on our network at work – I want to be able to paste a URL to files on our local fileserver – is there a way to do this in Google Spreadsheets?

Matt
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Matt
February 17, 2013 9:49 am

Can I have in a cell 1
( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=)

cell 2
0Ar4asIOTSlNZdEprNTFnTW1yQUVTSGhiSHZfTTM4RkE

cell 3
#gid=0

and put it altogether? to make a URL so I can put in a new Key

elvis1
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March 7, 2013 2:22 pm

Hi, how can I possible do a “mass” writing of :

=HYPERLINK( “www.url1.com” ; “My url’s name” )
=HYPERLINK( “www.url2.com” ; “My url’s name” )

Appreciate it

BuderimPaul
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BuderimPaul
March 18, 2013 1:00 pm

Is there a way to automate the GOTO link command so all URL’s in a google sheet can be opened with on command?

rob
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March 29, 2013 4:26 pm

Hi,
I tried the formula you have and I keep getting error: Parse error

I tried the formula that google has in the functions menu. Their’s is a little different. Either way both gave me the same error.

Wondering if it’s me

Tom
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Tom
April 3, 2013 3:05 am

I was wanting to put links in my spreadsheet that would open files on my Google Drive. I have a monthly budget spreadsheet that I created in Google Docs that has monthly information on multiple credit cards. What I would like to do is create a link for each account that would open that months statement that I have stored on my Google Drive. They are Adobe Acrobat files. Would that be possible?

Nina
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April 11, 2013 5:42 am

I find this really useful so thanks a lot!

Shakuntala
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Shakuntala
April 25, 2013 10:03 am

Hi,

When I add hyperlink, it always opens that link in new tab. I want to open that in same tab. How can i achieve this?

Outlaw
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Outlaw
April 29, 2013 5:56 am

Really helpful…. thanks!

billybobrabbitbaby
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billybobrabbitbaby
April 30, 2013 10:01 pm

Very helpful video, thank you GoogleGooru!!!!!

Viktor Kamarás
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Viktor Kamarás
May 13, 2013 8:26 am

Hi there,

my question is and I hope you can help me. On mobile divece for example on a tablet if i open a google document in google drive (not from web browser), how can i insert a hyperlink to it.

If there is already a hiperlink in the document i can open it with the “follow link” function, but not able to create a new hyperlink just if I open google drive in a web browser.

Many thanx

Sean
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Sean
June 5, 2013 3:20 pm

Hey, I am trying to add to my hyperlink address. I am scraping a site and instead of it coming up as

“http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/un-treaties/303535-power-called-hillary-clinton-a-monster”

It just comes up as :

“/blogs/global-affairs/un-treaties/303535-power-called-hillary-clinton-a-monster”

Is there anyway I can add http://thehill.com to the beginning of my hyperlinks?

Something Like : hyperlink_(‘http://thehill.com’+B2,C2)

Thank you

KD
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KD
June 15, 2013 3:31 pm

Hi — I am hoping you can help me. I am trying to insert an image (jpg file in Dropbox) into a Google spreadsheet cell. I tried using the formula =image(“URL”) — I tried it both with and without the quotes around the Dropbox URL. I keep getting a #ERROR: Parse Error message.

Does Google have an issue inserting URLs for images stored on Dropbox?

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide!

Deb
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Deb
July 4, 2013 4:41 pm

I am tracking registrations on one Google spreadsheet and I would like a copy of that spreadsheet in another workbook that will automatically update when I change the original. Is that possible?
Thanks so much for your time!

Catriona Brown
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July 5, 2013 5:35 pm

Hi – i have created a simple monthly budget for our small business on Google spreadsheet, each tab a different month of income and expenditure. – i want to create a summary page. the summary page will have rows on left of months of the year, columns above of expenses. So, for instance in F10, on summary page, i want the January expenses for transport to appear – how do I link that cell to the relevant cell on the January page?
thanks

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August 16, 2013 4:17 pm

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wes
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wes
August 18, 2013 8:48 pm

is there a way for the link to be a ” 1 click ” link directly to the url from the anchor text in the spreadsheet?

chris
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August 25, 2013 9:15 pm

is there any way to create a script that you could paste in the URL, hit enter, then paste in the anchor text, and then have it create the hyperlink in the active cell?

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