Hyperlinks that you create (or ones that Google Docs creates automatically) provide your audience with a way to access Web pages that are relevant to your document.
But you may decide that you don’t like having the links in the document, or that one of the links isn’t helpful, or goes to a Web page that has changed or been removed. Our guide below will show you how to remove a hyperlink from a document in Google Docs.
How to Delete a Link in Google Docs
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Safari or Edge.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and open the document containing the link you want to remove.
Step 2: Locate the link that you want to remove. If you haven’t reformatted it, it should be underlined in blue, like the one in the picture below.
Step 3: Click on the link, then select the Remove option.
The hyperlink should now be removed from the text, leaving only the unlinked anchor text in the document.
Does your school or place of employment require your document to have page numbers? Find out how to add a page number to the top right of the page in Google Docs using a simple option found in the menu.
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