How To Copy and Paste a Link

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How to copy a link is simple

Copy and pasting a link is easy once you understand the steps.

With my work, I do a lot of testing and debugging. Knowing the exact URL of a page is important to be able to duplicate what the the client is trying to communicate to me.

Parameters on a query string can be important information to help me debug a website issue.  (A query string is the information at the end of a URL after the question mark. i.e.  ?s=keyword&year=1999 )

How to copy and paste a link address from your browser into email is easy.

On a desktop/laptop

How to copy a link with a mouse

  1. Click anywhere on the address bar. It will highlight in blue.
  2. Copy the selected text.
    Then right click with your mouse and click the text “Copy”.
    An alternative option is using keyboard shortcuts. Press the < Ctrl > key (Windows) and clicking the “c” key. Link is copied.
  3. Then go to your email and click in the body.
    Right click your mouse and click the text “Paste”.
    An alternative option is using keyboard shortcuts. Press the < Ctrl > key (Windows)  on your keyboard and clicking the “v” key.

That’s how to copy a link and paste a link. This works for email, or any other document you would like to copy it to. i.e. Word, Excel….

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How To Copy A Link On Your Phone

On a Phone

How to copy a link on iPhone

  1. Tap/press on the address bar, long enough to see a pop up menu. You will see the option to copy. Tap copy.
  2. Open your email message that you want to paste the link.
  3. Tap/press inside the email body where you want to include the link. You will see a pop up menu with the option to paste. Tap paste.

How to copy a link URL on Android

On Android phones using Chrome browser, it is simpler.

  1. Tap/press the link in the browser address bar.
  2. You will see 3 icons, Share, Copy or Edit.  Click the copy icon.
  3. Tap/press inside the email body where you want to include the link. You will see a pop up menu with the option to paste. Tap paste.
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