How To Copy and Paste a Link

How to copy and paste a link

How to Copy and Paste a Link on Different Devices

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

My work as a freelance web developer is all done remotely. Almost all of my communication is over email. So when I am hired for website repair services, knowing the specific web page you are referring to is essential for me to duplicate what you are seeing. I will always ask you to send me a link to the exact web page with errors.

How to copy and paste a link from the address bar in your browser into an email is easy. The same concept applies to copying and pasting a link from an email into your browser too.

On a desktop/laptop

How to copy a link with a mouse

Web Browser Address Bar

  1. Click anywhere on the address bar. It will highlight the URL in blue.
  2. Copy the selected text by right clicking with your mouse and select/click the text “Copy”.
    An alternative option is using keyboard shortcuts. Press the < Ctrl > key (Windows) and clicking the “c” key. Link is copied. Now the link is copied to your clipboard.
  3. Then go to your email and used your mouse to click in the email body where you want to insert the link.
    Right click with your mouse and select/click the text “Paste”.
    An alternative option is using keyboard shortcuts. Press the < Ctrl > key (Windows)  on your keyboard and clicking the “v” key.  This will paste the link on your clipboard into the email body.

That’s how to copy a link and paste a link into an email. 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. The link is now in your clipboard.
  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. The link in your clipboard is now pasted into your email.

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.

Note: You are copying and pasting the link text. Your email program will automatically turn it into a clickable link when you send the email to the recipient. It may not look like a link when you paste it, but it will be converted when you send the email.

How is sending me a link to a web page useful for me?

One of the biggest challenges of working remotely is effective communication. The majority of my clients do not have a technical background to to clearly explain the problem they are having. My being able to look at the exact page you are referring to eliminates me having to search your site for the page I think you are referring to. This saves my time, and you money.

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When people hire me for website repair services, knowing how to copy a link into an email is necessary in order for me to be able to troubleshoot and fix website issues.

Copying and pasting links are valuable tasks to learn. You can apply the same concept to any application like Word documents, Facebook…

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