How to add link in Outlook

Outlook 2016, 2013 & 2010 users can add link to an email message by either using the option available as part of Insert menu or right click context menu.

Right Click Context menu

You can access the Hyperlink options by right clicking on the message window and selecting Hyperlink from the displayed menu list.


Hyperlink in Insert Menu

Hyperlink options can also be accessed by navigating to Insert menu in Outlook message window and then clicking Hyperlink menu available as part of links section.


Inserting Hyperlink in Outlook

In the Insert Hyperlink window, enter the anchor text in Text to display field and provide the URL in the Address field.


If you want to add a screen tip for the link then click the ScreenTip button and provide the required information.


Different link to option in Outlook

Insert Hyperlink allows user to ink to any of the following

  • Existing file or web page
  • Places in the document
  • Create a new document and then add a link to it
  • Link an E-mail Address

Quickly add hyperlinks in Outlook

Look in section in Insert Hyperlink window allows user to quickly add link by providing options such Current Folder, Browsed Pages and Recent Files.

In Category: Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016

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